Verkhny Ufaley

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Verkhny Ufaley (English)
Верхний Уфалей (Russian)
-  Town[1]  -
Ufaley Landscape.jpg
View of Verkhny Ufaley
Verkhny Ufaley is located in Chelyabinsk Oblast
Verkhny Ufaley
Verkhny Ufaley
Location of Verkhny Ufaley in Chelyabinsk Oblast
Coordinates: 56°04′N 60°14′E / 56.067°N 60.233°E / 56.067; 60.233Coordinates: 56°04′N 60°14′E / 56.067°N 60.233°E / 56.067; 60.233
Coat of Arms of Verkhny Ufaley (Chelyabinsk oblast).png
Flag of Verkhny Ufaley (Chelyabinsk oblast).png
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of August 2013)
Country Russia
Federal subject Chelyabinsk Oblast[1]
Administratively subordinated to Town of Verkhny Ufaley[1]
Administrative center of Town of Verkhny Ufaley[1]
Municipal status (as of August 2013)
Urban okrug Verkhneufaleysky Urban Okrug[1]
Administrative center of Verkhneufaleysky Urban Okrug[1]
Population (2010 Census) 30,481 inhabitants[2]
Time zone YEKT (UTC+05:00)[3]
Founded 1761[citation needed]
Town status since 1940[4]
Postal code(s)[5] 456800–456805, 456818, 456819
Official website
Verkhny Ufaley on Wikimedia Commons

Verkhny Ufaley (Russian: Ве́рхний Уфале́й) is a town in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Ufaley River (a tributary of the Ufa River), 142 kilometers (88 mi) northwest of Chelyabinsk, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 30,481 (2010 Census);[2] 34,360 (2002 Census);[6] 40,061 (1989 Census).[7]


One of the oldest populated places in the Ural region, it was founded in 1761 and was granted town status on April 26,[citation needed] 1940.[4]

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is, together with fourteen rural localities, incorporated as the Town of Verkhny Ufaley—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, the Town of Verkhny Ufaley is incorporated as Verkhneufaleysky Urban Okrug.[1]


A coal mine in Verkhny Ufaley
Marble canyon in Verkhny Ufaley

Verkhny Ufaley is rich in mineral deposits (nickel and iron ores, marble, fire clay) and the economy of the town and the surrounding areas is heavily dependent on metallurgical factories, such as "UZMM" (Ufaley Metallurgical Machinery Works) and "Ufaleynickel". The latter, in particular, is the town's largest industrial enterprise, responsible for 75% of the total volume of the goods produced and much of the town's employment.

Lake Itkul[edit]

Lake Itkul, located at the altitude of 720 meters (2,360 ft) above sea level, is one of the notable natural wonders in Verkhny Ufaley. It is fed by springs, creeks, and small rivers, so its waters renew within a year and are fresh and clean. The lake is clear but has a brownish reflection. The lake and its vicinity have become a popular destination for Verkhny Ufaley's residents and visitors alike.


The bandy club Nikelshchik[1] plays in the second highest division.[8] Their spectator numbers stand out. Whereas it's unusual in their division to reach 1 000, they usually have a couple of thousand.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h 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. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ 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.).
  4. ^ a b Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 68. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9. 
  5. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  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. ^ «Никельщик» Верхний Уфалей (Russian)


  • 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.).

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