Coordinates: 56°07′N 101°36′E / 56.117°N 101.600°E / 56.117; 101.600
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Fountain on Sovetskaya Street in Bratsk
Fountain on Sovetskaya Street in Bratsk
Flag of Bratsk
Coat of arms of Bratsk
Location of Bratsk
Bratsk is located in Russia
Location of Bratsk
Bratsk is located in Irkutsk Oblast
Bratsk (Irkutsk Oblast)
Coordinates: 56°07′N 101°36′E / 56.117°N 101.600°E / 56.117; 101.600
Federal subjectIrkutsk Oblast
City status since1955[2]
 • BodyDuma
 • HeadSergey Serebrennikov
 • Total263 km2 (102 sq mi)
450 m (1,480 ft)
 • Total246,319
 • Estimate 
229,286 (−6.9%)
 • Rank75th in 2010
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Subordinated toCity of Bratsk
 • Capital ofBratsky District, City of Bratsk
 • Urban okrugBratsk Urban Okrug
 • Capital ofBratsk Urban Okrug, Bratsky Municipal District
Time zoneUTC+8 (MSK+5 Edit this on Wikidata[5])
Postal code(s)[6]
Dialing code(s)+7 3953[7]
OKTMO ID25714000001
Twin townsOmsk, Nanao, Zibo, SakyEdit this on Wikidata

Bratsk (Russian: Братск, IPA: [bratsk]) is a city in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. It is on the Angara River near the Bratsk Reservoir.

History[change | change source]

The first Europeans went to the area in 1623 to get taxes from the local Buryat people. Permanent settlement started with the building of an ostrog (fortress). This fortress was built in 1631 at the junction of the Oka and Angara rivers.[8]

During World War II, Siberia became more industrialized. This was because the Soviet Union wanted to move its industry to the area east of the Ural Mountains.

Twin towns and sister cities[change | change source]

Bratsk is twinned with:

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "General Information" (in Russian). Irkutsk Oblast. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  2. Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 55. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9.
  3. 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.
  4. "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  5. "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). 3 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  6. Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  7. "International Dialing Codes - how to call from Gibraltar – Gibraltar to Russia – Irkutsk – Bratsk".
  8. "Старый Братск 1620 - 1700 г. - Администрация города Братска". Archived from the original on 2022-02-17. Retrieved 2022-10-20.

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