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Obluchye (Roushie: Облу́чье‎) is a toun in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Roushie, locatit on the Amur 159 kilometers (99 mi) wast o Birobidzhan. Population: 11,069 (2002 Census); 12,016 (1989 Census).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Construction on a section o the Trans-Siberian Railway connectin Chita an Vladivostok began in 1898, stairtin at each end an meetin haufway. The project produced a lairge influx o new settlers an in 1911 a village wis foondit aroond the Obluchye railway station, named for the Roushie wird roughly meanin the route passin aroond as the railway at this point travels through a lairge curve aroond the muntains.

The railroad wis completit in October 1916.[1]

Toun status wis grantit in 1938.

Economy an infrastructure[eedit | eedit soorce]

The gold minin company Zoloto Zutary is based in the toun. Ither employers include the railway wirkshops connectit tae the toun's station on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

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