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Novocheboksarsk is a town in the Chuvash Republic of the Russian Federation.

The towns population makes 127.2 thousand persons (as of 1 January 2009), which is about 10 percent of the overall population of the Chuvash Republic. It is located at the distance of 20 km from Cheboksary, the capital city of the Chuvash Republic.

Novocheboksarsk is a modern town of chemists, power engineering specialists and builders.

The lands taken by Novocheboksarsk have a long history. In this area archeologists found two sites of ancient settlements of the Stone Age.

Novocheboksarsk was founded in 1960 due to the building of a chemical industrial complex there.

In due course, Novocheboksarsk expanded and included small nearby villages. The settlement grew up and developed so fast that already in 1965 it gained the status of a town.

The principal employer and mainstay of the entire town is the Khimprom joint-stock company. Since 1986 year the Cheboksary Hydrostation built on Volga River not far from the town has produced cheap electric power for the Chuvash Republic and the neighboring regions. The industrial potential Novocheboksarsk includes 219 enterprises, with 18 core ones.

The main and historically first highway of the town is the Vorontsova Street. The architecture of this street is magnificent and unique; the monument to I.S.Semenov an ardent fighter for establishment of the Soviet power in the Chuvash Republic was fitted into the overall picture of the highway in 1985.

There is the Arts Museum and the Novocheboksarsk History Museum in the town. It has over 20 sculpture monuments, as well as two theatres: the Chuvash State Experimental Drama Theatre and the Mime-theater "Rain".

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