Sergiyev Posad

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Sergiyev Posad (English)
Сергиев Посад (Russian)
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Свято-Троицкая Сергиева Лавра.JPG
Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in Sergiyev Posad
Map of Russia - Moscow Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Moscow Oblast in Russia
Sergiyev Posad is located in Moscow Oblast
Sergiyev Posad
Sergiyev Posad
Location of Sergiyev Posad in Moscow Oblast
Coordinates: 56°18′N 38°08′E / 56.300°N 38.133°E / 56.300; 38.133Coordinates: 56°18′N 38°08′E / 56.300°N 38.133°E / 56.300; 38.133
Coat of Arms of Sergiev Posad (Moscow oblast).png
Coat of arms
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Moscow Oblast
Administrative district Sergiyevo-Posadsky District[citation needed]
Administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District[citation needed]
Municipal status
Municipal district Sergiyevo-Posadsky Municipal District[citation needed]
Urban settlement Sergiyev Posad Urban Settlement[citation needed]
Representative body Council of Deputies[citation needed]
Statistics
Population (2010 Census) 111,179 inhabitants[1]
Rank in 2010 143rd
Time zone MSK (UTC+04:00)[2]
Founded 15th century[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[3] 141300...141315
Dialing code(s) +7 496[citation needed]
Official website
Sergiyev Posad on WikiCommons

Sergiyev Posad (Russian: Сергиев Посад, IPA: [ˈsʲergʲɪjəf pɐˈsat]) is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia. Population: 111,179 (2010 Census);[1] 113,581 (2002 Census);[4] 114,696 (1989 Census).[5]

History[edit]

It grew in the 15th century around one of the greatest of Russian monasteries, the Trinity Lavra established by St. Sergius of Radonezh. Town status was granted to Sergiyev Posad in 1742. The town's name, alluding to St. Sergius, has strong religious connotations. Soviet authorities changed it first to just Sergiyev in 1919, and then to Zagorsk in 1930, in memory of the revolutionary Vladimir Zagorsky. The original name was restored in 1991.

Economy[edit]

Tourism associated with the Golden Ring plays a role in the regional economy. There is also an important factory of toys.

The MoscowYaroslavl railway and highway pass through the town. Sergiyev Posad Bus Terminal is located in the city.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Sergiyev Posad is twinned with:

City Region Country
Vagharshapat Armenia Armavir Province  Armenia
Beroun  Central Bohemia  Czech Republic
Fulda  Hesse  Germany
Gniezno  Greater Poland Voivodeship  Poland
New Athos  Abkhazia  Georgia1
Rueil-Malmaison  Île-de-France  France
Saldus Coat of arms of Kurzeme.svg Courland  Latvia
Sremski Karlovci  Vojvodina  Serbia
Terracina  Lazio  Italy

^1 Break away country from Georgia. Also see International recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ 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.).
  3. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Russian)
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ 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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