Nizhnekolymsk

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Nizhnekolymsk (English)
Нижнеколымск (Russian)
-  Rural locality[1]  -
Selo[1]
Map of Russia - Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (2008-03).svg
Location of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic in Russia
Nizhnekolymsk is located in Sakha Republic
Nizhnekolymsk
Nizhnekolymsk
Location of Nizhnekolymsk in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic
Coordinates: 68°32′N 160°56′E / 68.533°N 160.933°E / 68.533; 160.933Coordinates: 68°32′N 160°56′E / 68.533°N 160.933°E / 68.533; 160.933
Administrative status (as of June 2009)
Country Russia
Federal subject Sakha Republic[1]
Administrative district Nizhnekolymsky District[1]
Rural okrug Pokhodsky Rural Okrug[1]
Municipal status (as of April 2012)
Municipal district Nizhnekolymsky Municipal District[2]
Rural settlement Pokhodsky Rural Settlement[2]
Administrative center of Pokhodsky Rural Settlement[2]
Statistics
Population (2002 Census) 0 inhabitants[1]
Time zone MAGT (UTC+12:00)[3]
Founded 1644[4]
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Nizhnekolymsk (Russian: Нижнеколы́мск) is a rural locality (a selo) in Pokhodsky Rural Okrug of Nizhnekolymsky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia, located within the Arctic Circle near the East Siberian Sea on the left bank of the Kolyma River near its confluence with the Anyuy, 80 kilometers (50 mi) from Chersky, the administrative center of the district, and 35 kilometers (22 mi) from Pokhodsk, the administrative center of the rural okrug.[1] It had no recorded population as of the 2002 Census.[1]

History[edit]

It was founded as a fort on the Kolyma River in 1644.[4] On May 20, 1931, Nizhnekolymsk became the administrative center of Nizhnekolymsky District, but in 1942, due to constant flooding, the administrative center was transferred to Nizhniye Kresty.[4] Nizhekolymsk had mostly been abandoned by 1968, although a small number of people continued to reside there.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic
  2. ^ a b c Law #173-Z 353-III
  3. ^ 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.).
  4. ^ a b c d Е. П. Сашенков (Ye. P. Sashenkov). На почтовых трактах Севера. (К истории почты Якутии). (On the Postal Roads of the North. (About the History of Yakutia's Postal Service).) (Russian)

Sources[edit]

  • Official website of the Sakha Republic. Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic. Nizhnekolymsky District. (Russian)