Lovozero (rural locality)

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Lovozero (English)
Ловозеро (Russian)
-  Rural locality[1]  -
Selo[1]
Virma river.jpg
Lovozero stands on the Virma River
Map of Russia - Murmansk Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Murmansk Oblast in Russia
Lovozero is located in Murmansk Oblast
Lovozero
Lovozero
Location of Lovozero in Murmansk Oblast
Coordinates: 68°00′N 35°01′E / 68.000°N 35.017°E / 68.000; 35.017Coordinates: 68°00′N 35°01′E / 68.000°N 35.017°E / 68.000; 35.017
Coat of Arms of Lovozero (Murmansk oblast) (1989).png
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of 2013)
Country Russia
Federal subject Murmansk Oblast[1]
Administrative district Lovozersky District[1]
Administrative center of Lovozersky District[1]
Municipal status (as of November 2009)
Municipal district Lovozersky Municipal District[2]
Rural settlement Lovozero Rural Settlement[2]
Administrative center of Lovozersky Municipal District,[2] Lovozero Rural Settlement[2]
Statistics
Population (2010 Census) 2,871 inhabitants[3]
Time zone MSK (UTC+04:00)[4]
First mentioned 1608[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[5] 184591, 184592
Dialing code(s) +7 81538[citation needed]
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Lovozero (Russian: Лово́зеро; Kildin Sami: Луяввьр; Skolt Sami: Luujäuˊrr; Northern Sami: Lujávri; Finnish: Luujärvi) is a rural locality (a selo) and the administrative center of Lovozersky District in Murmansk Oblast, Russia,[1] located on both banks of the Virma River, which is not far from Lake Lovozero, and 164 kilometers (102 mi) southeast of Murmansk, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 2,871 (2010 Census);[3] 3,141 (2002 Census);[6] 3,638 (1989 Census).[7] It is the second largest locality in the district after Revda.

History[edit]

In 1574, the settlement of Loyyavrsiyt (literally, "settlement of strong people by the lake") was founded at the site of modern Lovozero. Lovozero itself is first mentioned in chronicles in 1608.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

The main business in Lovozero is the agricultural and reindeer husbandry cooperative Tundra. Fishing, hunting, and picking cloudberries are also important.

Transportation[edit]

The closest railway station is in Revda, located 20 kilometers (12 mi) to the west.

Military[edit]

A military helicopter base is located 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) to the southeast.

Culture[edit]

Sami national cultural center in Lovozero

Several Sami festivals are held in Lovozero, which is why it is often called "the Sami capital of Russia." There is also a museum showcasing traditional Sami culture and way of life.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Lovozero
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.0
(55.4)
7.6
(45.7)
9.8
(49.6)
16.1
(61)
26.1
(79)
31.0
(87.8)
32.0
(89.6)
29.4
(84.9)
22.9
(73.2)
14.2
(57.6)
11.0
(51.8)
9.9
(49.8)
32
(89.6)
Average high °C (°F) −9.3
(15.3)
−9.8
(14.4)
−4.2
(24.4)
1.3
(34.3)
6.9
(44.4)
14.0
(57.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.6
(58.3)
9.3
(48.7)
2.3
(36.1)
−4.1
(24.6)
−7.0
(19.4)
2.62
(36.72)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.4
(7.9)
−14.0
(6.8)
−8.8
(16.2)
−2.9
(26.8)
2.9
(37.2)
9.5
(49.1)
13.1
(55.6)
10.5
(50.9)
5.8
(42.4)
−0.5
(31.1)
−7.2
(19)
−10.9
(12.4)
−1.33
(29.62)
Average low °C (°F) −18.7
(−1.7)
−19.9
(−3.8)
−14.9
(5.2)
−8.4
(16.9)
−1.1
(30)
4.6
(40.3)
8.1
(46.6)
5.9
(42.6)
2.0
(35.6)
−3.8
(25.2)
−11.5
(11.3)
−16.2
(2.8)
−6.16
(20.92)
Record low °C (°F) −46.4
(−51.5)
−43.6
(−46.5)
−41.0
(−41.8)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−20.0
(−4)
−4.3
(24.3)
−0.3
(31.5)
−5.6
(21.9)
−10.0
(14)
−26.1
(−15)
−37.0
(−34.6)
−43.0
(−45.4)
−46.4
(−51.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 27.8
(1.094)
24.1
(0.949)
28.0
(1.102)
31.7
(1.248)
33.4
(1.315)
56.7
(2.232)
77.5
(3.051)
59.8
(2.354)
54.2
(2.134)
48.1
(1.894)
34.8
(1.37)
27.8
(1.094)
503.9
(19.837)
Avg. precipitation days 20.1 17.2 19.2 16.5 18.9 16.0 15.8 17.5 17.3 18.3 19.0 20.5 216.3
 % humidity 86.7 83.9 81.4 76.4 74.8 71.2 76.9 82.4 84.2 88.9 89.4 86.9 81.93
Mean monthly sunshine hours 0.0 50.4 127.1 180.0 170.5 234.0 232.5 151.9 105.0 58.9 6.0 0.0 1,316.3
Source: http://climatebase.ru/station/22127/?lang=en

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Государственный комитет Российской Федерации по статистике. Комитет Российской Федерации по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации. №ОК 019-95 1 января 1997 г. «Общероссийский классификатор объектов административно-территориального деления. Код 47 210 000 001», в ред. изменения №243/2014 от 18 апреля 2014 г.. (State Statistics Committee of the Russian Federation. Committee of the Russian Federation on Standardization, Metrology, and Certification. #OK 019-95 January 1, 1997 Russian Classification of Objects of Administrative Division . Code 47 210 000 001, as amended by the Amendment #243/2014 of April 18, 2014. ).
  2. ^ a b c d Law #574-02-ZMO
  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. 

Sources[edit]

  • Мурманская областная Дума. Закон №574-02-ЗМО от 29 декабря 2004 г. «О статусе, наименованиях и составе территорий муниципального образования Ловозерский район и муниципальных образований, входящих в его состав», в ред. Закона №1156-01-ЗМО от 23 ноября 2009 г «Об упраздении некоторых населённых пунктов Мурманской области и внесении изменений в отдельные законодательные акты Мурманской области». Вступил в силу 1 января 2005 г. Опубликован: "Мурманский Вестник", №249, стр. 5, 30 декабря 2004 г. (Murmansk Oblast Duma. Law #574-02-ZMO of December 29, 2004 On the Status, Names, and Composition of the Territories of the Municipal Formation of Lovozersky District and of the Municipal Formations It Comprises, as amended by the Law #1156-01-ZMO of November 23, 2009 On the Abolition of Several Inhabited Localities of Murmansk Oblast and on Amending Several Legislative Acts of Murmansk Oblast. Effective as of January 1, 2005.).