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Coordinates: 60°37′26″N 47°15′58″E / 60.6239°N 47.2661°E / 60.6239; 47.2661

Luza (Russian: Луза) is a town and the administrative center of Luzsky District of Kirov Oblast, Russia, located on the Luza River (Yug's tributary), 301 kilometers (187 mi) northwest of Kirov. Population: 11,260 (2010 Census);[1] 12,311 (2002 Census);[2] 13,706 (1989 Census).[3]


It was established as a settlement at the railway station in the end of the 19th century on location of an older settlement, which had been known since the 17th century. Town status was granted to it in 1944.


Luza is a large timber-works center of the area. There is a sawmill and a railroad tie-manufacturing plant in the town.


  1. ^ "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. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "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]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. May 21, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ 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). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012.