Satka

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Coordinates: 55°02′N 59°01′E / 55.033°N 59.017°E / 55.033; 59.017

Coat of arms of Satka

Satka (Russian: Сатка) is a town and the administrative center of Satkinsky District of Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located 190 kilometers (120 mi) from Chelyabinsk, on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains, on the bank of the Satka River. Population: 45,178 (2010 Census);[1] 49,686 (2002 Census);[2] 50,664 (1989 Census).[3]

History[edit]

It was founded on November 19, 1758 as an iron mining factory. Magnesite, a mineral essential to the manufacture of refractory brick used in blast furnaces, was discovered there.

Economy and education[edit]

The major industry in the town is the extraction of magnesite and other ores along with metallurgical plants to process the ore.

There is a small tourist industry because of the town's location in the center of the Ural Mountains near Zyuratkul National Park. There is also a nearby historic site at Porogi where the first hydro-electric generator in Russia was installed.

In addition to elementary schools and two high schools, there is a satellite campus of ChelGU, the Chelyabinsk State University.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Postal code of Satka is 456910. Dialing code: 35161.

Although there is a train station in Satka, it is a spur line so connections are inconvenient. In addition, the station is inconveniently located far from the center.

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References[edit]

  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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