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Vasilsursk (English)
Васильсурск (Russian)
Шурдӱҥ (Mari)
-  Urban-type settlement  -
Work settlement[citation needed]
Vasilsursk flybird18.jpg
Aerial view of Vasilsursk
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Location of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in Russia
Vasilsursk is located in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Location of Vasilsursk in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Coordinates: 56°07′39″N 46°00′26″E / 56.12750°N 46.00722°E / 56.12750; 46.00722Coordinates: 56°07′39″N 46°00′26″E / 56.12750°N 46.00722°E / 56.12750; 46.00722
Coat of Arms of Vasilsursk (Nizhny Novgorod oblast) (1781).png
Coat of arms
Urban-type settlement Day Second Sunday of August[citation needed]
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Administrative district Vorotynsky District[citation needed]
Population (2010 Census) 1,068 inhabitants[1]
Time zone MSK (UTC+04:00)[2]
Founded 1523[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[3] 606263
Dialing code(s) +7 8316432[citation needed]
Official website
Vasilsursk on WikiCommons

Vasilsursk (Russian: Васильсу́рск) is an urban locality (a work settlement) in Vorotynsky District of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the Sura River, not far from its fall into the Volga. Population: 1,068 (2010 Census);[1] 1,329 (2002 Census);[4] 1,871 (1989 Census).[5]


Vasilsursk in July 2010

A Kuruk-Mari wooden fortress named Tsepel used to stand where Vasilsursk is now located. Russians captured it after bloody fight in 1523 from Kuruk Maris and established on its site a small settlement. The fort here was used as an advanced base during the Russo-Kazan Wars.


Vasilsursk has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with long cold winters and warm, often hot dry summers. The warmest month is July with daily mean temperature near +20 °C (68 °F), the coldest month is January −12 °C (10 °F).[citation needed]


Ferries on Volga near Vasilsursk
Amphibious boat "Khivus-10" near Vasilsursk

In warmer months, a ferry operates between Vasilsursk and the settlement of Lysaya Gora. During winter, passengers are transported by an amphibious boat.


  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.