Dimitrovgrad, Russia

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Dimitrovgrad (English)
Димитровград (Russian)
-  City[1]  -
Dimitrovgrad railway station
Map of Russia - Ulyanovsk Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia
Dimitrovgrad is located in Ulyanovsk Oblast
Location of Dimitrovgrad in Ulyanovsk Oblast
Coordinates: 54°11′N 49°35′E / 54.183°N 49.583°E / 54.183; 49.583Coordinates: 54°11′N 49°35′E / 54.183°N 49.583°E / 54.183; 49.583
Coat of Arms of Dimitrovgrad.png
Flag of Dimitrovgrad (Ulianovsk oblast).png
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of July 2011)
Country Russia
Federal subject Ulyanovsk Oblast[1]
Administratively subordinated to city of oblast significance of Dimitrovgrad[1]
Administrative center of Melekessky District,[1] city of oblast significance of Dimitrovgrad[1]
Municipal status (as of July 2011)
Urban okrug Dimitrovgrad Urban Okrug[2]
Administrative center of Dimitrovgrad Urban Okrug,[2] Melekessky Municipal District[2]
Head[citation needed] Nikolay Gorshenin[citation needed]
Population (2010 Census) 122,580 inhabitants[3]
Rank in 2010 133rd
Time zone MSK (UTC+04:00)[4]
City status since 1919[citation needed]
Previous names Melekess (until 1972)[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[5] 4335хх
Dialing code(s) +7 84235[citation needed]
Official website
Dimitrovgrad on WikiCommons
Church of St. George the Victorious in Dimitrovgrad

Dimitrovgrad (Russian: Димитровгра́д) is a city in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Bolshoy Cheremshan River. Population: 122,580 (2010 Census);[3] 130,871 (2002 Census);[6] 123,570 (1989 Census).[7]


It was founded in the beginning of the 18th century as a village for workers of the local distillery, which was closed in 1848.[citation needed] As of 1897, its population was 8,500, and in 1919 it was granted town status.[citation needed] Until 1972, the city's name was Melekess (Мелекесс), after the river.[citation needed]

On July 15, 1972, the city's name was changed to Dimitrovgrad, celebrating the 90th birthday of the Bulgarian former communist leader, Georgi Dimitrov.[citation needed]

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Dimitrovgrad serves as the administrative center of Melekessky District, even though it is not a part of it.[1] As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the city of oblast significance of Dimitrovgrad—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, the city of oblast significance of Dimitrovgrad is incorporated as Dimitrovgrad Urban Okrug.[2]


The city's leading enterprise, located 6 km (4 mi) to the south-west, is the country's Federal Nuclear Research Institute. One of the institute's eight atomic reactors provides Dimitrovgrad with district heating.

Dimitrovgrad's industry also includes an auto parts manufacturer (Dimitrovgrad Automobile Parts Plant, carburetors, fuel pumps), a carpet manufacturing plant (Kovrotex), and a chemical processing equipment manufacturer (Dimitrovgradkhimmash and Zenith Khimmash).

Education and culture[edit]

The city has a variety of educational institutions. It has twenty-two secondary schools, three lyceums, one gymnasium, three branches of state universities, and two branches of private higher educational institutions. There also is a drama theater in the city.


The bandy team Cheremshan[8] plays in the second highest national division. At the Bandy World Championship 2016 some matches will be played in Dimitrovgrad.[9]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Dimitrovgrad is twinned with:




  1. ^ a b c d e f g Law #126-ZO
  2. ^ a b c d Law #043-ZO
  3. ^ a b Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "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. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  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. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  6. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "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] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian). Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ 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). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
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  • Законодательное Собрание Ульяновской области. Закон №126-ЗО от 3 октября 2006 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Ульяновской области», в ред. Закона №182-ЗО от 2 октября 2013 г. «О внесении изменения в статью 10 Закона Ульяновской области "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Ульяновской области"». Опубликован: "Ульяновская правда", №77 (22.513), 6 октября 2006 г. (Legislative Assembly of Ulyanovsk Oblast. Law #126-ZO of October 3, 2006 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Ulyanovsk Oblast, as amended by the Law #182-ZO of October 2, 2013 On Amending Article 10 of the Law of Ulyanovsk Oblast "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Ulyanovsk Oblast". ).
  • Законодательное Собрание Ульяновской области. Закон №043-ЗО от 13 июля 2004 г. «О муниципальных образованиях Ульяновской области», в ред. Закона №98-ЗО от 20 июля 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон Ульяновской области "О муниципальных образованиях Ульяновской области" и Закон Ульяновской области "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Ульяновской области"». Вступил в силу через десять дней после официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Деловой Вестник", №78(2818), 20 июля 2004 г. (Legislative Assembly of Ulyanovsk Oblast. Law #043-ZO of July 13, 2004 On the Municipal Formations of Ulyanovsk Oblast, as amended by the Law #98-ZO of July 20, 2012 On Amending the Law of Ulyanovsk Oblast "On the Municipal Formations of Ulyanovsk Oblast" and the Law of Ulyanovsk Oblast "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Ulyanovsk Oblast". Effective as of the day which is ten days after the official publication.).

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