Kovdor

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Kovdor (English)
Ковдор (Russian)
-  Town  -
Russian town Kovdor.jpg
View of Kоvdor
Map of Russia - Murmansk Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Murmansk Oblast in Russia
Kovdor is located in Murmansk Oblast
Kovdor
Kovdor
Location of Kovdor in Murmansk Oblast
Coordinates: 67°33′34″N 30°28′00″E / 67.55944°N 30.46667°E / 67.55944; 30.46667Coordinates: 67°33′34″N 30°28′00″E / 67.55944°N 30.46667°E / 67.55944; 30.46667
Coat of Arms of Kovdor (Murmansk oblast).png
Coat of arms
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Murmansk Oblast
Administrative district Kovdorsky District[citation needed]
Administrative center of Kovdorsky District[citation needed]
Municipal status
Urban okrug Kovdorsky Urban Okrug[citation needed]
Statistics
Population (2010 Census) 18,820 inhabitants[1]
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[2]
Founded 1953[3]
Town status since September 20, 1965[4]
Postal code(s)[5] 184000
Dialing code(s) +7 81535[3]
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Kovdor (Russian: Ковдор) is a town and the administrative center of Kovdorsky District of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, mostly known for its mining industry. Population: 18,820 (2010 Census);[1] 20,867 (2002 Census);[6] 30,478 (1989 Census).[7]

History[edit]

By 1965, Kovdor was work settlement in the suburban area of the town of Kirovsk.[4] By the September 20, 1965 Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR Decree, it was granted the status of a town under district jurisdiction and subordinated to Kirovsk Town Soviet.[4] However, by the June 28, 1967 Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR Decree, Kovdor was subordinated to Apatity—a town under oblast jurisdiction which was granted this status a year before.[4]

Economy[edit]

Lenina Street. A view to the chimney of Kovdorsky GOK

Kovdor is located in the center of a large mineral resources field. The town's industry is mostly tied to mining. A carbonatite mine is located near the town. Public limited company "Kovdor's Mining Plant" (Kovdorsky gorno-obogatitelny kombinat, or Kovdorsky GOK) is the largest company in the town and in Kovdorsky District. Kovdorsky GOK is a part of Russia's largest mineral fertilizer producer EuroChem.[8]

The area around Kovdor is rich in mica, iron ore, and vermiculite. The town named after Kovdoro lake.[9]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Kovdor is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  3. ^ a b http://www.mojgorod.ru/murmansk_obl/
  4. ^ a b c d Administrative-Territorial Division of Murmansk Oblast, p. 57
  5. ^ Local post info http://www.russianpost.ru/PostOfficeFindInterface/FindOPSByPostOfficeID.aspx?index=18400
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "About EuroChem". EuroChem. 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ Information about Kovdorsky District and Kovdorsky GOK

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