Volodarsk, Russia

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Coordinates: 56°13′34″N 43°11′10″E / 56.22611°N 43.18611°E / 56.22611; 43.18611

An Orthodox church in Volodarsk

Volodarsk (Russian: Волода́рск) is a town and the administrative center of Volodarsky District of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the Seyma River (Oka's tributary) 50 kilometers (31 mi) west of Nizhny Novgorod. Population: 9,928 (2010 Census);[1] 10,989 (2002 Census);[2] 11,034 (1989 Census).[3]

History[edit]

The village of Seyma on the Seyma River was first mentioned in the 15th century. Seyma's branch settlement of Olgino was renamed Volodarsk in 1920, after V. Volodarsky, a Russian revolutionary. In 1932, Volodarsk was granted urban-type settlement status, which absorbed the original village of Seyma. Town status was granted to it in 1956.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ "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. 
  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). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 89. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9.