Nizhnekolymsk

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Nizhnekolymsk (Russian: Нижнеколы́мск) is a village (selo) in Nizhnekolymsky Ulus of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located within the Arctic Circle near the East Siberian Sea on the left bank of the Kolyma River, 80 km south of Chersky. Population as of 2002: 0.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded as a fort on the Kolyma at around the same time as Srednekolymsk. Nizhekolymsk was officially abandoned as a settlement in 1968, although a small number of people still reside here.[2]

Geography[edit]

The Anyuy River, meets the Kolyma River at Nizhnekolymsk.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

Srednekolymsk

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic
  2. ^ Post Roads of the North (Russian)

Sources[edit]

  • Official website of the Sakha Republic. Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic. Kobyaysky District. (Russian)

Coordinates: 68°32′N 160°56′E / 68.533°N 160.933°E / 68.533; 160.933