Uglegorsk, Sakhalin Oblast

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Uglegorsk (English)
Углегорск (Russian)
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Location of Sakhalin Oblast in Russia
Uglegorsk is located in Sakhalin Oblast
Uglegorsk
Uglegorsk
Location of Uglegorsk in Sakhalin Oblast
Coordinates: 49°04′N 142°02′E / 49.067°N 142.033°E / 49.067; 142.033Coordinates: 49°04′N 142°02′E / 49.067°N 142.033°E / 49.067; 142.033
Coat of Arms of Uglegorsk (Sakhalin oblast).png
Coat of arms
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Sakhalin Oblast
Administrative center of Uglegorsky District[citation needed]
Municipal status
Municipal district Uglegorsky Municipal District[citation needed]
Statistics
Population (2010 Census) 10,381 inhabitants[1]
Time zone VLAT (UTC+11:00)[2]
Founded 1905[citation needed]
Town status since 1946[citation needed]
Previous names Esutoru (until 1946)[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[3] 694920
Dialing code(s) +7 42432[citation needed]
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Uglegorsk (Russian: Углего́рск) is a coastal port town in Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, located on the western coast of the Sakhalin Island, 359 kilometers (223 mi) west of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Population: 10,381 (2010 Census);[1] 13,396 (2002 Census);[4] 18,402 (1989 Census).[5]

History[edit]

It was founded as Esutoru (恵須取?) during Japanese rule in 1905.[citation needed] It came to Russian control along with the rest of the Sakhalin Island with the defeat of Japan in World War II.

Town status was granted to it in 1946, along with its present name.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Uglegorsk has a borderline humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) that is almost cold enough to be a subarctic climate. The weather on the western side of Sakhalin tends to be drier and more settled than on the eastern side, since the winds from the combined force of the Siberian High and Aleutian Low run almost parallel to the coast with very little travel over water. Moreover, the winds from the summer low tend to lose some of their moisture over the island's mountains.

Climate data for Uglegorsk (1939-1964)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) −3
(27)
−1
(30)
4
(39)
11
(52)
18
(64)
21
(70)
25
(77)
25
(77)
23
(73)
17
(63)
8
(46)
1
(34)
25
(77)
Average high °C (°F) −10.7
(12.7)
−7.9
(17.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
4.6
(40.3)
10.3
(50.5)
14.8
(58.6)
19.1
(66.4)
21.1
(70)
17.3
(63.1)
9.7
(49.5)
0.1
(32.2)
−17.3
(0.9)
5.7
(42.3)
Average low °C (°F) −19.4
(−2.9)
−17.8
(0)
−12
(10)
−3.2
(26.2)
1.8
(35.2)
6.7
(44.1)
11.4
(52.5)
13.1
(55.6)
8.3
(46.9)
1.0
(33.8)
−7.7
(18.1)
−15
(5)
−2.7
(27.1)
Record low °C (°F) −37
(−35)
−33
(−27)
−28
(−18)
−16
(3)
−8
(18)
−2
(28)
2
(36)
3
(37)
−1
(30)
−16
(3)
−23
(−9)
−36
(−33)
−37
(−35)
Precipitation mm (inches) 32
(1.26)
20
(0.79)
25
(0.98)
34
(1.34)
46
(1.81)
44
(1.73)
71
(2.8)
73
(2.87)
77
(3.03)
69
(2.72)
59
(2.32)
50
(1.97)
600
(23.62)
Source: [6]

Economy[edit]

Black coal is mined in the surrounding area, giving the town its name. Uglegorsk is also the center of an agricultural area, mainly growing potatoes and other vegetables. Paper and timber products are also produced in the town.

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. 
  6. ^ "RUS SAJALINSKAYA - UGLEGORSK". Centro de Investigaciones Fitosociológicas. Retrieved November 3, 2011.