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Vasilsursk (in 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+03:00)[2]
Founded 1523[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[3] 606263
Dialing code(s) +7 8316432[citation needed]
Official website
Vasilsursk on Wikimedia Commons

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 amphibious boats Khivus-10.


  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. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  4. ^ 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. 
  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). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014.