Cherlak, Omsk Oblast


Cherlak, Omsk Oblast
A typical street in Cherlak

Cherlak (Russian: Черлак) is a work settlement and the administrative center of Cherlaksky District of Omsk Oblast, Russia, located on the right (eastern) bank of the Irtysh River, some 140 kilometers (87 mi) south-east of Omsk. Population: 12,269 (2002 Census); 11,840 (1989 Census).

Economy

Despite its large population, Cherlak is predominantly rural in character. The settlement's economy includes various businesses serving the needs of the district, as well as a meat-processing plant.

Transportation

A provisional village church, September 2007 (a new stone church was under construction nearby)

Cherlak sits next to the Omsk–Pavlodar autoroute, which provides the primary way of access to the village. Regular bus and "routed taxi" service connects the village to Omsk.

The railroad station most easily accessible from the village, and also named Cherlak, located some 40 kilometers (25 mi) further to the south-east along the same autoroute, is served by few passenger trains, and is rarely used by the villagers.

Coordinates: 54°9′12″N 74°48′3″E / 54.15333°N 74.80083°E / 54.15333; 74.80083


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