Sormovsky City District
Sormovsky District (Russian: Со́рмовский райо́н), or Sormovo (Russian: Со́рмово), is one of the eight districts of the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. It occupies the northwestern corner of the city, adjacent to the Volga River. Population: 168,761 (2010 Census); 177,940 (2002 Census); 185,994 (1989 Census).
The village originally known as Soromovo (Соромово) had existed since 1542. In 1849, the Sormovo Works—soon one of Russia's most important machine-building plants, later known as Krasnoye Sormovo—was founded; its owner had the village renamed to more euphonic Sormovo. Although legally a village, it soon grew into a large workers' settlement; in 1922, Sormovo became a city; in 1929, it was amalgamated into the city of Nizhny Novgorod, becoming one of its districts.
It is one of the city's industrial districts. Besides Krasnoye Sormovo, its well-known enterprises include the Volga Shipyard(which was spun off from Krasnoye Sormovo in 1970, and is geographically adjacent to its parent plant) and the Sormovo Confectionery Factory (Сормовская кондитерская фабрика).
Recreation and sports
The district does not have good, conveniently accessible beaches on the Volga shoreline, due to much of it being used by shipyards and floodlands. Instead, the locals prefer to use sand beaches on several artificial lakes, which formed several decades ago in the pits left from defunct sand quarries.
Sokol Aircraft Plant  and its airfield are located just south of the border of Sormovsky City District, within the neighboring Moskovsky District of Nizhny Novgorod. Between 1956 and 1970, the territory of today's Moskovsky District was part of the Sormovsky District, meaning that during that time the Sormovo Airfield was actually within the Sormovsky District.
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- Volga Shipyard