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Chusovoy is an old Russian town located on the western slope of the Mid Ural Mountains, on the Chusovaya River, 224 km to the northeast of Perm.

The town with the population of 49.3 thousand people (as of 2008) takes the area of 58 sq km.

The towns central enterprise is a steel works, which is the major pollutant of water and air.

Chusovoy stands at the confluence of rivers Usva Vilva into Chusovaya River. The town is located in a broad deep valley surrounded with high ridges that have very steep slopes.

History of Chusovoy

It was known from the 16th century as Kamasino Village. Its further development was associated with construction of the railway Perm - Yekaterinburg (Chusovaya station) in 1874 and the construction of Chusovsky steel works by French businessmen in 1879 (its first blast furnace was constructed in 1894).

By 1896 the Chusovoy Settlement had acquired a church, a club, a post office, a telegraph, and a school with a vocational branch.

In 1926 it got the status of an industrial settlement and the name Chusovaya. It became Chusovoy town in 1933. The town was named after Chusovaya River, originally called River Chusva.

In 1963 a road bridge over Chusovaya River was constructed.


Chusovoy town has a museum of local lore and the Ethnographic park of the history of River Chusovaya. In the vicinity of the town, on the Usva River there is an ancient Komi-Permyak burial ground and the site of ancient settlement Telyachy Brod (9th-14th centuries).

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