Srednekolymsk

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Srednekolymsk (English)
Среднеколымск (Russian)
Орто Халыма (Sakha)
-  Town[1]  -
Town under district jurisdiction[1]
Map of Russia - Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (2008-03).svg
Location of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic in Russia
Srednekolymsk is located in Sakha Republic
Srednekolymsk
Srednekolymsk
Location of Srednekolymsk in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic
Coordinates: 67°28′N 153°43′E / 67.467°N 153.717°E / 67.467; 153.717Coordinates: 67°28′N 153°43′E / 67.467°N 153.717°E / 67.467; 153.717
Coat of Arms of Srednekolymsk (Yakutia).png
Flag of Srednekolymsk (Yakutia).png
Coat of arms
Flag
Town Day September 15[citation needed]
Administrative status (as of June 2009)
Country Russia
Federal subject Sakha Republic[1]
Administrative district Srednekolymsky District[1]
Town Srednekolymsk[1]
Administrative center of Srednekolymsky District,[1] Town of Srednekolymsk[1]
Municipal status (as of April 2012)
Municipal district Srednekolymsky Municipal District[2]
Urban settlement Srednekolymsk Urban Settlement[2]
Administrative center of Srednekolymsky Municipal District,[3] Srednekolymsk Urban Settlement[2]
Mayor[citation needed] Yury Yudin[citation needed]
Statistics
Population (2010 Census) 3,525 inhabitants[4]
Time zone MAGT (UTC+12:00)[5]
Founded 1643[citation needed]
Town status since 1775[citation needed]
Previous names Yarmanka (until 1775)[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[6] 678790
Dialing code(s) +7 41156[citation needed]
Official website
Srednekolymsk on WikiCommons

Srednekolymsk (Russian: Среднеколы́мск; Sakha: Орто Халыма) is a town and the administrative center of Srednekolymsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located 1,485 kilometers (923 mi) northeast of Yakutsk on the left bank of the Kolyma River. Population: 3,525 (2010 Census);[4] 3,587 (2002 Census);[7] 4,489 (1989 Census).[8]

History[edit]

When the Russians arrived in the 1640s, they built three forts on the Kolyma: Nizhnekolymsk, Srednekolymsk, and Verkhnekolymsk (lower, middle and upper Kolymsk). They were about three days sled journey apart. Nizhnekolymsk was on the delta near the route to Anadyrsk. Srednekolymsk was at the head of navigation by seagoing koches, in forested country for good fur trapping and on the overland route to the Indigirka River. Verkhnekolymsk was smaller and upriver. The first fort (ostrog) was founded by Mikhail Stadukhin in 1643.[citation needed] Some[who?] say that this was Nizhnekolymsk, but Fisher[9] thinks that the original fort was Srednekolymsk and that the main Russian center was moved to Nizhnekolymsk by 1655 when the Anadyrsk route became important.

At some point the name was Yarmanka, from the Russian word for "fair", referring to the annual gatherings of indigenous inhabitants of the area here in spring. The settlement grew over the next century, and was granted town status and its present name (meaning "town on the middle Kolyma") in 1775.[citation needed] In Imperial times, the town was a destination for political exiles.

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Srendekolymsk serves as the administrative center of Srednekolymsky District.[1] As an inhabited locality, Srednekolymsk is classified as a town under district jurisdiction.[1] As an administrative division, it is, together with the selo of Lobuya, incorporated within Srednekolymsky District as the Town of Srednekolymsk.[1] As a municipal division, the Town of Srednekolymsk is incorporated within Srednekolymsky Municipal District as Srednekolymsk Urban Settlement.[2]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

The town is largely reliant on farming of reindeer, hunting for pelts, and fishing.

Transportation[edit]

The town is served by the Srednekolymsk Airport (IATA: SEK).

Climate[edit]

Srednekolymsk has a dry subarctic climate (Köppen Dfc/Dfd) with mild, sometimes hot, even very hot, but short summers and extremely brutal winters with almost no snowfall. The winter lasts from October until May and temperatures rise rapidly enough for Siberian larch trees to be able to grow during the fleeting summer, before falling rapidly again in August and September. Temperatures often do not exceed 0 °C (32 °F) between late September and early May.

Climate data for Srednekolymsk
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) −5.8
(21.6)
−14
(7)
2.3
(36.1)
12.2
(54)
28.4
(83.1)
33.5
(92.3)
36.0
(96.8)
38.0
(100.4)
24.9
(76.8)
12.7
(54.9)
−1.2
(29.8)
−8
(18)
38.0
(100.4)
Average high °C (°F) −34.4
(−29.9)
−30.9
(−23.6)
−20.5
(−4.9)
−8.2
(17.2)
4.3
(39.7)
16.4
(61.5)
18.9
(66)
14.8
(58.6)
7.1
(44.8)
−7.9
(17.8)
−23.8
(−10.8)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−8
(18)
Daily mean °C (°F) −37.9
(−36.2)
−34.8
(−30.6)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−15.3
(4.5)
−1.1
(30)
11.2
(52.2)
13.9
(57)
10.1
(50.2)
3.2
(37.8)
−11.1
(12)
−27.2
(−17)
−35.1
(−31.2)
−12.6
(9.3)
Average low °C (°F) −41.4
(−42.5)
−38.7
(−37.7)
−32.9
(−27.2)
−22.4
(−8.3)
−6.4
(20.5)
5.9
(42.6)
8.8
(47.8)
5.4
(41.7)
−0.8
(30.6)
−14.3
(6.3)
−30.5
(−22.9)
−38.5
(−37.3)
−17.1
(1.2)
Record low °C (°F) −59
(−74)
−60
(−76)
−54
(−65)
−51
(−60)
−30
(−22)
−11
(12)
−2
(28)
−6
(21)
−13
(9)
−36
(−33)
−49
(−56)
−58
(−72)
−60
(−76)
Precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.51)
9
(0.35)
7
(0.28)
6
(0.24)
8
(0.31)
25
(0.98)
32
(1.26)
27
(1.06)
17
(0.67)
16
(0.63)
15
(0.59)
13
(0.51)
188
(7.39)
Source: Worldwide Bioclimatic Classification System[10]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic
  2. ^ a b c d Law #173-Z #353-III
  3. ^ Law #172-Z #351-III
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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.).
  6. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Russian)
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Raymond H. Fisher. 'The Voyage of Semon Dezhnev. 1981
  10. ^ "RUS YAKUTSKAYA - SREDNE-KOLYMSK". Centro de Investigaciones Fitosociológicas. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 

Sources[edit]

  • Государственное Собрание (Ил Тумэн) Республики Саха (Якутия). Закон №172-З №351-III от 30 ноября 2004 г. «Об установлении границ и о наделении статусом муниципального района муниципальных образований Республики Саха (Якутия)», в ред. Закона №640-З №173-IV от 29 декабря 2008 г «О внесении изменений в Закон Республики Саха (Якутия) "Об установлении границ и о наделении статусом муниципального района муниципальных образований Республики Саха (Якутия)"». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Якутия", №245, 31 декабря 2004 г. (State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. Law #172-Z No. 351-III of November 30, 2004 On Establishing the Borders and on Granting the Municipal District Status to the Municipal Formations of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, as amended by the Law #640-Z No. 173-IV of December 29, 2008 On Amending the Law of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic "On Establishing the Borders and on Granting the Municipal District Status to the Municipal Formations of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic". Effective as of the day of the official publication.).
  • Государственное Собрание (Ил Тумэн) Республики Саха (Якутия). Закон №173-З №353-III от 30 ноября 2004 г. «Об установлении границ и о наделении статусом городского и сельского поселений муниципальных образований Республики Саха (Якутия)», в ред. Закона №1058-З №1007-IV от 25 апреля 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон Республики Саха (Якутия) "Об установлении границ и о наделении статусом городского и сельского поселений муниципальных образований Республики Саха (Якутия)"». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Якутия", №245, 31 декабря 2004 г. (State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. Law #173-Z No. 353-III of November 30, 2004 On Establishing the Borders and on Granting the Urban and Rural Settlement Status to the Municipal Formations of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, as amended by the Law #1058-Z No. 1007-IV of April 25, 2012 On Amending the Law of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic "On Establishing the Borders and on Granting the Urban and Rural Settlement Status to the Municipal Formations of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic". Effective as of the day of the official publication.).