Sokolniki District

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Sokolniki District
район Сокольники (Russian)
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Location of Sokolniki District in Moscow
Coordinates: 55°47′41″N 37°40′35″E / 55.79472°N 37.67639°E / 55.79472; 37.67639Coordinates: 55°47′41″N 37°40′35″E / 55.79472°N 37.67639°E / 55.79472; 37.67639
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Flag of Sokolniki (municipality in Moscow).png
Coat of arms
Flag
Location
Country Russia
Federal subject Moscow
Statistics
Population (2010 Census) 57,444 inhabitants[1]
- Urban 100%
- Rural 0%
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[2]
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Sokolniki District (Russian: райо́н Соко́льники) is a district of Eastern Administrative Okrug of the federal city of Moscow, Russia; located in the northeast corner of the city. Population: 57,444 (2010 Census);[1] 54,975 (2002 Census).[3]

Etymology[edit]

Sokolniki got its name from the word "сокол" (sokol, meaning "falcon") in lieu of the Tsar's falcon hunting grounds which were located there, primarily on the territory of the present-day Sokolniki Park. The district also provides the name for one of its metro stations: Sokolniki Metro Station.

Sports[edit]

The district is home to the FC and HC Spartak Moscow. The latter plays its games in the Sokolniki Sports Palace, located within Sokolniki Park.

Miscellaneous[edit]

In 2006, after twenty years of construction and changing ownership, a twenty-story hotel had finally opened overlooking the Sokolniki metro station and Sokolniki square. This hotel is now the Holiday Inn Sokolniki.

In Tolstoys War and peace Pierre fights a duel in Sokolniki.

The Elite House in Sokolniki will soon be one of the largest buildings in the world with DuPont Tyvek used as a weather and water barrier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "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. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №248-ФЗ от 21 июля 2014 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #248-FZ of July 21, 2014 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  3. ^ 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.