Aliskerovo

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Aliskerovo (English)
Алискерово (Russian)
-  Inhabited locality[1]  -
Urban-type settlement[1]
(abolished)
Map of Russia - Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (2008-03).svg
Location of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in Russia
Aliskerovo is located in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Aliskerovo
Aliskerovo
Location of Aliskerovo in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Coordinates: 67°46′57″N 167°33′05″E / 67.78250°N 167.55139°E / 67.78250; 167.55139Coordinates: 67°46′57″N 167°33′05″E / 67.78250°N 167.55139°E / 67.78250; 167.55139
Administrative status (as of September 2009)
Country Russia
Federal subject Chukotka Autonomous Okrug[2]
Administrative district Bilibinsky District[2]
Statistics
Population (2002 Census) 7 inhabitants[2]
Population (January 2010 est.) 1 inhabitants[3]
Time zone MAGT (UTC+12:00)[4]
Founded 1961[5]
Abolished 1998[6]
Postal code(s)[7] 689450

Aliskerovo (Russian: Алискерово) is an inhabited locality (an urban-type settlement) in Bilibinsky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Population: 1,[3] a reduction from 7 (2002 Census);[2] 1,306 (1989 Census).[8]

History[edit]

The settlement was founded in 1961[5] and named after Russian geologist Aziz Aliskerov, who played a significant role in the discovery and mapping of natural resources in this part of Russia.[5]

By 1968, the settlement had a population of around 2,300 inhabitants. The mines were declared unprofitable and that there was no possibility of developing any other form of economy in 1999 and the settlement was closed along with a number of others in Chukotka.[6] The Russian government guaranteed funds to transport non-working pensioners and the unemployed in liquidated settlements including Aliskerovo from Chukotka to other parts of Russia.[6] The Ministry of railways was obliged to lease containers for the transportation of the migrants' goods to the Chukotkan administration and ensure that they were delivered to the various settlements.[6] By 1998, however, it was mostly depopulated. As of 2009, Aliskerovo is included in the list of settlements currently in the process of being liquidated.[1]

Meteorite discovery[edit]

A meteorite was recovered here on July 10, 1977. The meteorite was discovered in alluvium approximately 200,000 years old.[9] It weighed 58.4 kilograms (129 lb) and was classified by the Natural History Museum as a medium Octahedrite,[10] containing (mineral composition determined by X-ray spectral microanalysis): 9.25% nickel, 0.42% cobalt, and 0.30% phosphorus.[11] Some of its structural features testify to repeated metamorphic influences (impact loads and heating), which occurred during both its extraterrestrial existence and its passage through the atmosphere and fall to Earth[11] including: exhibiting striated kamacite, emulsion-like taenite, and the recrystallization of troilite-daubréelite nodules.[12]

Demographics[edit]

The 2002 census data showed the population to consist of five males and two females,[2] though the population had fallen to just 5 by 2005 according to an environmental impact study on the Kupol Gold Project.[13] The population had fallen to just a single person by 2010 according to the official bilibinsky District website.[3]

Transport[edit]

Aliskerovo is not connected to any other inhabited location by permanent road[14] however, there is a small network of roads within the settlement including:[15]

  • Улицa 70 лет Октября (Ulitsa 70 let Oktyabrya, lit. 70 Years of October Street)
  • Улицa Геологов (Ulitsa Geologov, lit. Geologists Street)
  • Улицa Горняцкая (Ulitsa Gornyatskaya)
  • Улицa Егорова (Ulitsa Yegorova)
  • Улицa Полевая (Ulitsa Polevaya, lit. Field Street)
  • Улицa Проточная (Ulitsa Protochnaya, lit. Flow Street)
  • Улицa Центральная (Ulitsa Tsentralnaya, lit. Central Street)
  • Улицa Школьная (Ulitsa Shkolnaya, lit. School Street)

Climate[edit]

Aliserkovo has a Continental Subarctic climate (Dfc). The climate around the settlement is bitterly cold for most of the year, with temperatures below freezing from the end of September[16] and remaining so until the following May.[17] July is the warmest month, with an average daily temperature of 12.6oC.[18] January is the coldest month, with a mean daily temperature of -48.2oC.[19]

Climate data for Aliskerovo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) −0.7
(30.7)
11
(52)
−1
(30)
5.4
(41.7)
19
(66)
30
(86)
31.3
(88.3)
31.2
(88.2)
19
(66)
6
(43)
2.6
(36.7)
0.6
(33.1)
31.3
(88.3)
Average high °C (°F) −28.1
(−18.6)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−20.2
(−4.4)
−10.7
(12.7)
2.8
(37)
14.9
(58.8)
17.5
(63.5)
14.1
(57.4)
4.9
(40.8)
−9.1
(15.6)
−24.2
(−11.6)
−27.6
(−17.7)
−7.8
(18)
Average low °C (°F) −34.1
(−29.4)
−35.4
(−31.7)
−32.4
(−26.3)
−24.8
(−12.6)
−7.5
(18.5)
4.2
(39.6)
6.6
(43.9)
3.3
(37.9)
−3.1
(26.4)
−16.3
(2.7)
−29.7
(−21.5)
−32.9
(−27.2)
−16.3
(2.7)
Record low °C (°F) −55.4
(−67.7)
−54
(−65)
−52.5
(−62.5)
−43.4
(−46.1)
−31
(−24)
−6.8
(19.8)
−6
(21)
−9.2
(15.4)
−17
(1)
−39
(−38)
−54.5
(−66.1)
−55.2
(−67.4)
−55.4
(−67.7)
Rainfall mm (inches) 12
(0.47)
12
(0.47)
6
(0.24)
6
(0.24)
6
(0.24)
27
(1.06)
48
(1.89)
42
(1.65)
12
(0.47)
15
(0.59)
15
(0.59)
15
(0.59)
216
(8.5)
Avg. snowy days 18 13 12 10 8 2 0 1 9 16 15 18 122
Source: [20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Law #33, Article 14.2
  2. ^ a b c d e "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]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. May 21, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c General Characteristics of the Area - Bilibinsky District Official Website
  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. ^ a b c Dead-cities.ru. Entry on Aliskerovo
  6. ^ a b c d Постановление Правительства РФ от 2 февраля 1998 г. N 128 О мерах социальной защиты населения ликвидируемых поселков золотодобытчиков в Чукотском автономном округe (Russian Federation Government resolution dated February 2, 1998 No. 128 on measures of social protection of the population of liquidating estates gold miners in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug "Russian Federation Government resolution dated February 2, 1998 No. 128 on measures of social protection of the population of liquidating estates gold miners in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug).
  7. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Russian)
  8. ^ Demoscope Weekly (1989). "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]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989) (in Russian). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Weathering-Induced Re-crystallisation of Kamacite, Grokhovsky, V.A. 60th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting
  10. ^ Natural History Museum Catlogue
  11. ^ a b The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System
  12. ^ The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System
  13. ^ Environmental Impact Assessment, Kupol Gold Project, Far East Russia June 2005, prepared by Bema Gold Corporation
  14. ^ Map Q-57-58 at Valsenko.net
  15. ^ Aliskerovo - Bilibinsky District at Pochtovik Mail Delivery Company
  16. ^ "September / October Weather Averages for Aliskerovo". Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  17. ^ "May Weather Averages for Aliskerovo". Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  18. ^ "July Weather Averages for Aliskerovo". Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  19. ^ "January Weather Averages for Aliskerovo". Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Weather Averages for Aliskerovo". meoweather.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 

Sources[edit]

  • Дума Чукотского автономного округа. Закон №33-ОЗ от 30 июня 1998 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Чукотского автономного округа», в ред. Закона №55-ОЗ от 9 июня 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон Чукотского автономного округа "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Чукотского автономного округа"». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней со дня его официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Ведомости", №7 (28), 14 мая 1999 г. (Duma of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. Law #33-OZ of June 30, 1998 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, as amended by the Law #55-OZ of June 9, 2012 On Amending the Law of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug". Effective as of after ten days from the day of the official publication.).
  • McKnight, Tom L; Hess, Darrel (2000). "Climate Zones and Types". Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-020263-0.