Alexeyevka, Belgorod Oblast
Alexeyevka is a town in Belgorod Oblast
Belgorod Oblast
Belgorod Oblast is a federal subjects of Russia . Its administrative center is the city of Belgorod. Population: 1,532,670 .-History:...

, Russia
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, located on the Tikhaya Sosna River
Tikhaya Sosna River
Tikhaya Sosna is a river in Belgorod and Voronezh Oblasts of Russia. It is a right tributary of the Don River. It is 161 km long, with a drainage basin of 4,350 km²....

Don River (Russia)
The Don River is one of the major rivers of Russia. It rises in the town of Novomoskovsk 60 kilometres southeast from Tula, southeast of Moscow, and flows for a distance of about 1,950 kilometres to the Sea of Azov....

's basin
Drainage basin
A drainage basin is an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain and melting snow or ice converges to a single point, usually the exit of the basin, where the waters join another waterbody, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea, or ocean...

) 306 kilometres (190.1 mi) east of Belgorod
-Twin towns/sister cities:Belgorod is twinned with: Wakefield, England, United Kingdom Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia Opole, Poland Vyshhorod, Ukraine Kharkiv, Ukraine-External links:...

. Population:

Founded in 1685 as Alexeyevka (or Alexeyevskaya) sloboda
Sloboda was a kind of settlement in the history of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The name is derived from the early Slavic word for "freedom" and may be vaguely translated as "free settlement"....

after Alexey Cherkassky, its first owner. Town status was granted to it in 1954.
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