Gorbatov (town)

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Coordinates: 56°7′59″N 43°3′30″E / 56.13306°N 43.05833°E / 56.13306; 43.05833

Gorbatov Urban Settlement in Pavlovsky Municipal District of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

Gorbatov (Russian: Горба́тов) is a town in Pavlovsky District of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the bank of the Oka River in the Meshchera Lowlands. Population: 2,278 (2010 Census);[1] 2,662 (2002 Census);[2] 3,552 (1989 Census).[3]


The region was settled by the Meshchera tribe during the Middle Ages. The village of Gorbatovo (Горбатово) was first documented in 1565 as a votchina of Prince Alexander Gorbatyi-Shuisky after whom it takes its name. Its growth was owing to the manufacture of ropes and cherry cultivation. In 1779, Gorbatovo was merged with Meshchera sloboda and chartered as a town.[4] Modern Gorbatov is one of Russia's smallest towns.


  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. 
  4. ^ Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 107. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9.