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Coordinates: 56°15′N 37°59′E / 56.250°N 37.983°E / 56.250; 37.983

Khotkovo as seen from a train

Khotkovo (Russian: Хотьково) is a town in Sergiyevo-Posadsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, located 60 kilometers (37 mi) northeast of Moscow and 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) southwest of Sergiyev Posad, on the Moscow–Yaroslavl railroad. Population: 21,505 (2010 Census);[1] 20,957 (2002 Census);[2] 23,343 (1989 Census);[3] 20,000 (1974).


Khotkovo was first attested in 1308. It was granted a town status in 1949. The settlement is best known as the site of a monastery, founded by the parents of the great Saint Sergius of Radonezh (picture). The 19th-century artists' community of Abramtsevo is situated within three miles from Khotkovo.


The town's main industrial enterprises are Electroizolit, an electroinsulative materials manufacturer; Gorbunoskaya weaving mill, and a carving workshop.


Education facilities include a number of secondary schools, Abramtsevo Art and Industry College, and a music school.


  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. 

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