Coordinates: 55°03′N 59°02′E / 55.050°N 59.033°E / 55.050; 59.033
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
View of Satka
View of Satka
Flag of Satka
Coat of arms of Satka
Location of Satka
Satka is located in Russia
Location of Satka
Satka is located in Chelyabinsk Oblast
Satka (Chelyabinsk Oblast)
Coordinates: 55°03′N 59°02′E / 55.050°N 59.033°E / 55.050; 59.033
Federal subjectChelyabinsk Oblast[1]
Administrative districtSatkinsky District[1]
FoundedNovember 19, 1758
440 m (1,440 ft)
 • Total45,178
 • Estimate 
41,798 (−7.5%)
 • Capital ofSatkinsky District,[1] Town of Satka[1]
 • Municipal districtSatkinsky Municipal District[1]
 • Urban settlementSatkinskoye Urban Settlement[1]
 • Capital ofSatkinsky Municipal District,[1] Satkinskoye Urban Settlement[4]
Time zoneUTC+5 (MSK+2 Edit this on Wikidata[5])
Postal code(s)[6]
456910, 456912–456915, 456918
OKTMO ID75649101001

Satka (Russian: Са́тка) is a town and the administrative center of Satkinsky District in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains on the bank of the Satka River, 190 kilometers (120 mi) from Chelyabinsk, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 45,178 (2010 Census);[2] 49,686 (2002 Census);[7] 50,664 (1989 Census).[8]


It was founded on November 19, 1758 as an iron mining factory.[citation needed] Magnesite, a mineral essential to the manufacture of refractory brick used in blast furnaces, was discovered there.

In the beginning of the 20th century in Satka lived up to 10 thousand people. Among them are many alien people. Reached out to work the Old Believers of different sects and persuasions (the Austrians, the Pomorians, precedency, filippovtsy, fedoseevtsy etc.). There were two churches, two schools, post office, Telegraph, hospital, consumer society, two 46 industrial and commercial enterprises.

In 1824 the city was visited by Emperor Alexander I, which has a positive impact on further development of production. By the end of the 19th century, there were two blast furnaces, between the mechanical workshop and foundry in laid track. The Soviet government inherited a large production. In 1928 Satka became an urban-type settlement, and in 1937 — a city district, and since 1957 — of regional subordination.

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Satka serves as the administrative center of Satkinsky District.[1] As an administrative division, it is, together with ten rural localities, incorporated within Satkinsky District as the Town of Satka.[1] As a municipal division, the Town of Satka is incorporated within Satkinsky Municipal District as Satkinskoye Urban Settlement.[1]


The major industry in the town is the extraction of magnesite and other ores along with metallurgical plants to process the ore. In the conduct of Kombinat Magnezit there is the unique current narrow gauge railroad for Russia. The expanded length of the narrow railway was about 20 kilometers. The road is completely electrified. There is a small tourist industry because of the town's location in the center of the Ural Mountains near Zyuratkul National Park. There is also a nearby historic site at Porogi where the first hydro-electric generator in Russia was installed.

Satka has a little industry and one factory.


Although there is a railway station in Satka, it is a spur line so connections are inconvenient.


In addition to secondary schools, there is a satellite campus of the Chelyabinsk State University.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Resolution #161
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Федеральная служба государственной статистики. Федеральное агентство по технологическому регулированию и метрологии. №ОК 033-2013 1 января 2014 г. «Общероссийский классификатор территорий муниципальных образований. Код 75 649 101». (Federal State Statistics Service. Federal Agency on Technological Regulation and Metrology. #OK 033-2013 January 1, 2014 Russian Classification of Territories of Municipal Formations. Code 75 649 101. ).
  5. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  7. ^ 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).
  8. ^ 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]. 1989 – via Demoscope Weekly.


  • Законодательное Собрание Челябинской области. Постановление №161 от 25 мая 2006 г. «Об утверждении перечня муниципальных образований (административно-территориальных единиц) Челябинской области и населённых пунктов, входящих в их состав», в ред. Постановления №2255 от 23 октября 2014 г. «О внесении изменений в перечень муниципальных образований (административно-территориальных единиц) Челябинской области и населённых пунктов, входящих в их состав». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Южноуральская панорама", №111–112, 14 июня 2006 г. (Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk Oblast. Resolution #161 of November 25, 2006 On Adoption of the Registry of the Municipal Formations (Administrative-Territorial Units) of Chelyabinsk Oblast and of the Inhabited Localities They Comprise, as amended by the Resolution #2255 of October 23, 2014 On Amending the Registry of the Municipal Formations (Administrative-Territorial Units) of Chelyabinsk Oblast and of the Inhabited Localities They Comprise. Effective as of the official publication date.).

External links[edit]