Kalach-na-Donu


Kalach-na-Donu

Kalach-na-Donu ( _ru. Калач-на-Дону), or Kalach-on-the-Don, is a town in Volgograd Oblast, Russia, located on the Don River 85 km west of Volgograd at coord|48|41|N|43|32|E|display=inline,title. Population: 26,882 (2002 Census); 22,979 (1989 Census).

Founded in 1708 as a Cossack sloboda. Town status since 1951.

During Operation Uranus, several Soviet tank corps encircled the besieging German 6th Army in Stalingrad by capturing this town, thus cutting off German supply routes.


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