Zavolzhye

Заволжье
Zavolzhye Urban Settlement Administration building
Coat of arms
Location of Zavolzhye
Zavolzhye
Zavolzhye
Location of Zavolzhye
Zavolzhye
Zavolzhye
Zavolzhye (Nizhny Novgorod Oblast)
Coordinates: 56°39′N 43°24′E / 56.650°N 43.400°E / 56.650; 43.400Coordinates: 56°39′N 43°24′E / 56.650°N 43.400°E / 56.650; 43.400
CountryRussia
Federal subjectNizhny Novgorod Oblast[1]
Administrative districtGorodetsky District[1]
Town of district significanceZavolzhye[1]
Founded1950
Town status since1964
Population
 • Total40,460
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
38,230 (−5.5%)
 • Capital oftown of district significance of Zavolzhye[1]
 • Municipal districtGorodetsky Municipal District[4]
 • Urban settlementZavolzhye Urban Settlement[4]
 • Capital ofZavolzhye Urban Settlement[4]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[5])
Postal code(s)[6]
606520–606525
OKTMO ID22628103001
Websitezavnnov.ru

Zavolzhye (Russian: Заво́лжье) is a town in Gorodetsky District of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Volga River, opposite Gorodets, the administrative centre of the district, and 56 kilometers (35 mi) northwest of Nizhny Novgorod, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 40,460 (2010 Census);[2] 43,971 (2002 Census);[7] 44,630 (1989 Census).[8]

Etymology

The name of the town literally means "[the lands] beyond the Volga", i.e., on the river's left bank, since "beyond" here is taken relative to the historically more populated right bank of the river. Thus, Zavolzhye—the region in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast—normally refers to its forested and sparsely populated northeastern half. This makes the name of the town of Zavolzhye somewhat confusing for some people in the region, since the city is located on the right side of the river—it is only "beyond the river" with respect to much older Gorodets.

History

It was founded in 1950 as a settlement serving the construction of the Gorky Hydroelectric Station (now Nizhny Novgorod Hydroelectric Station).[citation needed] It was granted town status in 1964.[citation needed]

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated within Gorodetsky District as the town of district significance of Zavolzhye.[1] As a municipal division, the town of district significance of Zavolzhye is incorporated within Gorodetsky Municipal District as Zavolzhye Urban Settlement.[4]

Economy

Major industrial enterprises in the town include:

Transportation

The town is the terminus of the electric railroad line from Nizhny Novgorod.

Notable People from Zavolzhye

References

The Car-Engines College in Zavolzhye
The Car-Engines College in Zavolzhye

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Order #3-od
  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. ^ a b c d Law #114-Z
  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.

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