Znamensk, Astrakhan Oblast

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Znamensk (English)
Знаменск (Russian)
-  Town  -
Дом Офицеров (Знаменск, Астрахань).jpg
Officers' House in Znamensk
Map of Russia - Astrakhan Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Astrakhan Oblast in Russia
Znamensk is located in Astrakhan Oblast
Znamensk
Znamensk
Location of Znamensk in Astrakhan Oblast
Coordinates: 48°35′N 45°45′E / 48.583°N 45.750°E / 48.583; 45.750Coordinates: 48°35′N 45°45′E / 48.583°N 45.750°E / 48.583; 45.750
Administrative status (as of December 2010)
CountryRussia
Federal subjectAstrakhan Oblast
Administratively subordinated toclosed administrative-territorial formation of Znamensk[1]
Administrative center ofclosed administrative-territorial formation of Znamensk[1]
Municipal status (as of December 2010)
Urban okrugZnamensk Urban Okrug[2]
Administrative center ofZnamensk Urban Okrug[2]
City Head[citation needed]V. N. Likh[citation needed]
Statistics
Population (2010 Census)29,401 inhabitants[3]
Time zoneMSK (UTC+04:00)[4]
Founded1948[citation needed]
Dialing code(s)+7 85140[citation needed]
Official website
Znamensk on WikiCommons
 
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Znamensk (English)
Знаменск (Russian)
-  Town  -
Дом Офицеров (Знаменск, Астрахань).jpg
Officers' House in Znamensk
Map of Russia - Astrakhan Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Astrakhan Oblast in Russia
Znamensk is located in Astrakhan Oblast
Znamensk
Znamensk
Location of Znamensk in Astrakhan Oblast
Coordinates: 48°35′N 45°45′E / 48.583°N 45.750°E / 48.583; 45.750Coordinates: 48°35′N 45°45′E / 48.583°N 45.750°E / 48.583; 45.750
Administrative status (as of December 2010)
CountryRussia
Federal subjectAstrakhan Oblast
Administratively subordinated toclosed administrative-territorial formation of Znamensk[1]
Administrative center ofclosed administrative-territorial formation of Znamensk[1]
Municipal status (as of December 2010)
Urban okrugZnamensk Urban Okrug[2]
Administrative center ofZnamensk Urban Okrug[2]
City Head[citation needed]V. N. Likh[citation needed]
Statistics
Population (2010 Census)29,401 inhabitants[3]
Time zoneMSK (UTC+04:00)[4]
Founded1948[citation needed]
Dialing code(s)+7 85140[citation needed]
Official website
Znamensk on WikiCommons

Znamensk (Russian: Знаменск) is a closed town in Astrakhan Oblast, Russia. Population:29,401 (2010 Census);[3] 32,068 (2002 Census).[5]

History[edit]

It was founded in 1948 as Kapustin Yar-1—the name which it had been known until 1992. Nowadays, Kapustin Yar is the name of a nearby rural locality. The military testing range is officially known as 4GCMP (4th State Central Interspecific Test-site). Town status was granted in 1962.

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as the closed administrative-territorial formation of Znamensk—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, the closed administrative-territorial formation of Znamensk is incorporated as Znamensk Urban Okrug.[2]

Education[edit]

The town has twenty-one kindergartens, four middle schools, two gymnasium schools, a sports facility, and a branch of the Astrakhan State Institute.

Transportation[edit]

Railway station "Razyezd 85 km" on the Volgograd-Astrakhan railway branch is located in the town.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Law #67/2006-OZ
  2. ^ a b c Law #43/2004-OZ
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Постановление №725 от 31 августа 2011 г. «О составе территорий, образующих каждую часовую зону, и порядке исчисления времени в часовых зонах, а также о признании утратившими силу отдельных Постановлений Правительства Российской Федерации». Вступил в силу по истечении 7 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Российская Газета", №197, 6 сентября 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Resolution #725 of August 31, 2011 On the Composition of the Territories Included into Each Time Zone and on the Procedures of Timekeeping in the Time Zones, as Well as on Abrogation of Several Resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation. Effective as of after 7 days following the day of the official publication.).
  5. ^ 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. 

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