Urengoy

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Coordinates: 65°58′N 78°22′E / 65.967°N 78.367°E / 65.967; 78.367

Map showing the location of Urengoy. The red dots show the beginning and end of the failed Salekhard-Igarka Railway.

Urengoy (Russian: Уренго́й) is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) in Purovsky District of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Population: 10,066 (2010 Census);[1] 9,329 (2002 Census);[2] 11,868 (1989 Census).[3]

History[edit]

Urengoy was founded in 1932 as a Nenets settlement. Between 1949 and 1953, the construction of the railway between Salekhard and Igarka was coordinated from Urengoy, and a large number of convicted prisoners were moved to Urengoy to work on the construction sites. The construction was frozen in 1953, and the prisoners were moved out of Urengoy. The railway was never completed.[4]

Economy[edit]

The Urengoy gas field was named after the settlement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Информация об Уренгое" (in Russian). Administration of Urengoy. Retrieved 25 February 2015.