Pallasovka (Russian: Палла́совка) is a town and the administrative center of Pallasovsky District of Volgograd Oblast, Russia, located on the Torgun River (which flows into the Volgograd Reservoir), 301 kilometers (187 mi) northeast of Volgograd. Population: 16,081 (2010 Census); 17,163 (2002 Census); 17,712 (1989 Census).
It was founded in 1907 as a settlement of Torgun (Торгунь) servicing the construction of a railroad station of the same name. That same year, Torgun was renamed Pallasovka in honor of an academician Peter Pallas (1741–1811), who visited the area in 1773–1774. It was granted town status in 1967.
Administrative and municipal status 
Administratively, along with three rural localities, it is incorporated as the town of district significance of Pallasovka—an administrative division of Pallasovsky District. Municipally, the territory of the town is incorporated as Pallasovka Urban Settlement of Pallasovsky Municipal District. The three rural localities are incorporated as Limannoye Rural Settlement of Pallasovsky Municipal District.
The meteorite 
Peter Pallas was a famous naturalist who took part in the discovery and the study of the first pallasite, a type of stony-iron meteorite named after him. Coincidentally, Pallasovka is a pallasite meteorite found near the town and named after it.
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