Alikovo, Alikovsky District, Chuvash Republic

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Coordinates: 55°44′09″N 46°44′08″E / 55.7358333433°N 46.7355555656°E / 55.7358333433; 46.7355555656

Alikovo (Russian: Аликово; Chuvash: Элĕк, Elĕk) is a locality (a selo) and the administrative center of Alikovsky District of the Chuvash Republic, Russia. It is 67 kilometers (42 mi) south of Cheboksary, on the Cheboksary—Krasnye Chetai and Cheboksary—Yadrin auto routes. Most of the 2,500 people who live there are Chuvash.[source?]

Geography[change | change source]

The Abashyrma River flows near Alikovo; and the closest village is Siner.

History[change | change source]

It was first mentioned in 1486.[source?]

Climate[change | change source]

The climate is moderately continental, with long cold winters and warm summers. Average January temperature is −12.9 °C (8.8 °F); average July temperature is +18.3 °C (64.9 °F). The absolute recorded low was −44 °C (−47 °F) and the record high was +37 °C (99 °F). Annual precipitation is up to 552 millimeters (21.7 in).

Infrastructure[change | change source]

The facilities include a culture center, a theater, a library, a medical clinic, and stores. There is also a postal office, a stadium, a restaurant and cafés, and several gas stations. A market is open on Thursdays. There are two parks—central and one named after Andriyan Nikolayev.

Education[change | change source]

Educational facilities include a middle school and a music school.

Culture[change | change source]

Cultural facilities include a museum, a people's theater, a people's ensemble, a veteran's orchestra, a school's brass band, and a chorus. International Chuvash music festival "Vir'yal shevlisem" (Vir'yal's pancakes) is held during summers.

Economy[change | change source]

Industry in Alikovo is represented by a building plant, branches of banks and insurance companies, telecommunication offices, and building companies.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • L. A. Yefimov, "Alikovsky District" ("Элĕк Енĕ"), Alikovo, 1994.
  • "Аликовская энциклопедия" (Alikovsky District's Encyclopedia), authors: Yefimov L.A., Yefimov E.L., Ananyev A.A., Terentyev G.K., Cheboksary, 2009, ISBN 978-5-7670-1630-3.