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Levash, Nyuksensky District, Vologda Oblast

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Levash, Nyuksensky District, Vologda Oblast

CountryRussia
DistrictNyuksensky District
RegionVologda Oblast
Time zoneUTC+3:00

Vologda, oblast, northwestern Russia. Oblast consists of alternating broad river basins and morainic hills. The western third is drained by tributaries of the upper Volga River, while the eastern part belongs to the Northern Dvina River basin, drained into it by the Sukhona River. In extreme northwest small area drain directly into Lake Onega, southern shore of which is in oblast. The entire oblast lies in a zone of boreal taiga, or swampy coniferous forest, which is dominated by spruce, pine, and birch, with some fir and larch in the east. In the south, deciduous species such as lime are find. The Lowlands have extensive swamps, mostly peat bogs but also including reed and marsh grass. Broad floodplain meadows flank rivers. The economy of both urban and rural areas alike is concerned with the timber industry: timber rafting along rivers, sawmilling along railways, and pulp making, papermaking, and timber processing in towns. A considerable portion of timber that is cut is rafted on Dvina north to Arkhangelsk or southward on Volga. Pulp and paper are made in the settlement of Sokol near Vologda city. Other industries include large-scale ferrous metallurgy at Cherepovets and engineering at Vologda, oblast administrative centre. Much peat is cut for fuel. Agriculture, undertaken mainly in the south, is dominated by dairying and cultivation of flax, fodder crops, rye, wheat, and oats. Regions Russian Orthodox Ferrapontov Monastery was designated UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. The area is 56 300 square miles. Pop.

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