Beloostrov

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Coordinates: 60°08′50″N 30°00′45″E / 60.14722°N 30.01250°E / 60.14722; 30.01250

View of Beloostrov

Beloostrov (Russian: Белоо́стров; Finnish: Valkeasaari, both meaning lit. White Island), from 1922 to World War II—Krasnoostrov (Красноо́стров, lit. Red Island), is a municipal settlement in Kurortny District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, Russia, located on the Sestra River, Karelian Isthmus. Population: 2,080 (2010 Census);[1] 1,690 (2002 Census);[2] 1,405 (1989 Census).[3]

History[edit]

Beloostrov historically consists of two parts: Novy Beloostrov (Russian: Но́вый Белоо́стров, New White Island; Finnish: Uusi Valkeasaari) along the railway and Stary Beloostrov (Russian: Ста́рый Белоо́стров, Old White Island; Finnish: Vanha Valkeasaari) several kilometers to the north, mostly belonging to Vsevolozhsky District of Leningrad Oblast under the name Sadovodstva (Russian: Садоводства). Until the Winter War Beloostrov was the last railway station before the RussiaFinland border.

Transportation[edit]

Beloostrov has been a key station of the Saint Petersburg-Vyborg railroad since 1870 (initially named Rayala (Finnish: Rajala)) at the junction of Saint Petersburg–Zelenogorsk and Saint Petersburg–Sestroretsk–Beloostrov sections, being the final destination of many suburban passenger electric trains from the Finland Railroad Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "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. ^ 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.