Novokuznetsk


Novokuznetsk
Novokuznetsk (English)
Новокузнецк (Russian)
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Location of Kemerovo Oblast in Russia
Novokuznetsk is located in Kemerovo Oblast
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Novokuznetsk
Coordinates: 53°45′N 87°07′E / 53.75°N 87.117°E / 53.75; 87.117Coordinates: 53°45′N 87°07′E / 53.75°N 87.117°E / 53.75; 87.117
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Coat of arms
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Kemerovo Oblast
Administrative center of Novokuznetsky District[1]
Municipal status
Urban okrug Novokuznetsk Urban Okrug[citation needed]
Mayor[citation needed] Valery Smolego[citation needed]
Representative body City Duma[citation needed]
Statistics
Population (2010 Census,
preliminary)
547,885 inhabitants[2]
Rank in 2010 28th
Population (2002 Census) 563,020 inhabitants[3]
Rank in 2002 26th
Time zone OMSST (UTC+07:00)[4]
Founded 1618[citation needed]
Previous names Kuznetsk (until 1931),[citation needed]
Stalinsk (until 1961)[citation needed]
Dialing code(s) +7 3843[citation needed]
Official website

Novokuznetsk (Russian: Новокузне́цк) is a city in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. It serves as the administrative center of Novokuznetsky District,[1] but it is not administratively a part of it. Population: 547,885 (2010 Census preliminary results);[2] 549,870 (2002 Census);[3] 599,947 (1989 Census).[5]

The Novokuznetsk urban agglomeration, which includes the towns of Kiselyovsk, Mezhdurechensk, and Prokopyevsk, has a population of 1.13 million people.[citation needed]

Founded in 1618 by men from Tomsk as a Cossack ostrog (fort) on the Tom River, it was initially called Kuznetsk (Кузне́цк). It was granted town status in 1622. It was here that Fyodor Dostoevsky married his first wife, Maria Isayeva (1857). Joseph Stalin's rapid industrialization of the Soviet Union transformed the sleepy town into a major coal mining and industrial center in the 1930s. It merged with Sad Gorod in 1931. In 1931–1932 the city was known as Novokuznetsk and between 1932–1961 as Stalinsk (Ста́линск), after Stalin.

On March 19, 2007 a massive methane explosion ripped through the Ulyanovskaya mine in Novokuznetsk killing over 100 people. The mine was the largest coal producing center in the Kemerovo Region, located in a coal rich area of south central Russia known as the Kuzbass region. It is the deadliest mining accident in recent history.

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International relations

Twin towns/sister cities

Novokuznetsk is twinned with:

City districts

  • Kuybyshevsky
  • Kuznetsky
  • Novoilyinsky
  • Ordzhonikidzevsky
  • Tsentralny
  • Zavodsky

Education

  • Novokuznesk branch of Kemerovo State University
  • Siberian State Industrial University
  • Novokuznetsk State University of Pedagogy
  • State Institute for Postgraduate Training of Physicians of Russian Ministry of Health known also as Novokuznetsk Postgraduate Physician Institute
  • Novokuznetsk Scientific Center of Medicosocial Expert Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Invalids, Federal Agency for Public Health and Social welfare
  • Institute of General Problems of Hygiene and Occupational Diseases, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

Industry

Novokuznetsk is a heavily industrial city and is located in the heart of the Kuzbass region factories in the city include:

  • West-Siberian Metal Plant
  • Novokuznetsk Metal Plant

Sports

Metallurg Novokuznetsk is an ice hockey team based in Novokuznetsk, playing in the Kontinental Hockey League.

RC Novokuznetsk compete in the Professional Rugby League, the highest division of rugby union in Russia.

Transport

The main airport is Novokuznetsk Spichenkovo Airport. The city is also a major railway junction with both local and long distance trains. Local public transport is provided by trams buses and trolleybuses.

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References

Notes

  1. ^ a b Law #215-OZ, Appendix
  2. ^ a b Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2011). "Предварительные итоги Всероссийской переписи населения 2010 года (Preliminary results of the 2010 All-Russian Population Census)" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2010). Federal State Statistics Service. http://www.perepis-2010.ru/results_of_the_census/results-inform.php. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  3. ^ a b Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек (Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000)" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002). Federal State Statistics Service. http://www.perepis2002.ru/ct/doc/1_TOM_01_04.xls. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  4. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Постановление №725 от 31 августа 2011 г. «О составе территорий, образующих каждую часовую зону, и порядке исчисления времени в часовых зонах, а также о признании утратившими силу отдельных Постановлений Правительства Российской Федерации». Вступил в силу по истечении 7 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Российская Газета", №197, 6 сентября 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Resolution #725 of August 31, 2011 On the Composition of the Territories Included into Each Time Zone and on the Procedures of Timekeeping in the Time Zones, as Well as on Abrogation of Several Resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation. Effective as of after 7 days following the day of the official publication).
  5. ^ "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров. (All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers.)" (in Russian). Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989). Demoscope Weekly (website of the Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. 1989. http://demoscope.ru/weekly/ssp/rus89_reg.php. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 

Sources

  • Совет народных депутатов Кемеровской области. Закон №215-ОЗ от 27 декабря 2007 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Кемеровской области», в ред. Закона №120-ОЗ от 3 декабря 2010 г «О регулировании отношений, связанных с изменением границ муниципальных образований». Вступил в силу в день, следующий за днём официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Кузбасс", №243, 28 декабря 2007 г. (Council of People's Deputies of Kemerovo Oblast. Law #215-OZ of December 27, 2007 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Kemerovo Oblast, as amended by the Law #120-OZ of December 3, 2010 On the Regulation of the Issues Related to the Border Changes of the Municipal Formations. Effective as of the day following the official publication date).

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