Sokolniki, Tula Oblast

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Coordinates: 54°04′N 38°29′E / 54.067°N 38.483°E / 54.067; 38.483

Sokolniki (Russian: Соко́льники) was a town in Novomoskovsky District of Tula Oblast, Russia, located 83 kilometers (52 mi) east of Tula. On October 24, 2008, it was merged with the town of Novomoskovsk, with its territory re-organized as a microdistrict. Population: 11,142 (2002 Census);[1] 12,219 (1989 Census).[2]

History[edit]

The village of Sokolniki had existed in the region since at least the 19th century. The name originates from the last name Sokolnikov.

It was formed as a settlement in 1949, and was granted urban-type settlement status in 1954. Town status was granted to it in 1958.

Brown coal was mined in the town until the 1990s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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.