Coordinates: 52°37′N 39°36′E / 52.617°N 39.600°E / 52.617; 39.600
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Flag of Lipetsk
Coat of arms of Lipetsk
Anthem: none[2]
Location of Lipetsk
Lipetsk is located in Russia
Location of Lipetsk
Lipetsk is located in Lipetsk Oblast
Lipetsk (Lipetsk Oblast)
Coordinates: 52°37′N 39°36′E / 52.617°N 39.600°E / 52.617; 39.600
Federal subjectLipetsk Oblast[1]
City status sinceSeptember 27, 1779[3]
 • BodyCouncil of Deputies[4]
 • Head[4]Yevgenia Uvarkina[5]
 • Total330.15 km2 (127.47 sq mi)
160 m (520 ft)
 • Total508,887
 • Estimate 
509,735 (+0.2%)
 • Rank36th in 2010
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
 • Subordinated toLipetsk City Under Oblast Jurisdiction[1]
 • Capital ofLipetsk Oblast[1], Lipetsky District[1]
 • Urban okrugLipetsk Urban Okrug[8]
 • Capital ofLipetsk Urban Okrug[8], Lipetsky Municipal District[8]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[9])
Postal code(s)[10]
398000–398002, 398004–398007, 398011, 398013–398017, 398019, 398020, 398024–398027, 328029, 328032, 328035–328038, 328040–328043, 328046, 328048, 328050, 328054–328056, 328058, 328059, 328070, 328700, 328899, 328910, 328999
Dialing code(s)+7 4742
OKTMO ID42701000001
City DayThird Sunday in July[11]
Twin townsVinnytsia, CottbusEdit this on Wikidata

Lipetsk (Russian: Липецк, IPA: [ˈlʲipʲɪtsk]), also romanized as Lipeck, is a city and the administrative center of Lipetsk Oblast, Russia. It is located on the banks of the Voronezh River in the Don basin. It is 438 kilometers (272 miles) southeast of Moscow. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 508,887.[6]

History[change | change source]

Lipetsk was first mentioned in the 13th century chronicles.[source?] The name means "Linden city" and is cognate with Leipzig and Liepāja.[12] In 1284, the city was destroyed by the Mongols.

Economy[change | change source]

The main industries of Lipetsk include metallurgy, machinery, metalworking, machine tools, engines, chemicals, food, and clothing.

Education[change | change source]

Lipetsk State Academic Drama Theater named after Leo Tolstoy

Lipetsk is home of the Lipetsk State Technical University, Lipetsk State Pedagogical University, and some other colleges.

Military[change | change source]

At the Lipetsk Air Base north of the town, the 4th Center of Combat Application and Conversion of Frontline Aviation named after Valery Chkalov is located in Lipetsk.

The Lipetsk Air Center's chief, colonel Kharchevsky, has become famous after trial air combats in the United States and being a personal pilot of President Putin.

The city also has the smaller Lipetsk Airport nearby.

Lipetsk population
2010 Census508,887[6]
2002 Census506,114[13]
1989 Census449,635[14]
1979 Census395,638[15]

Twin towns and sister cities[change | change source]

Lipetsk is twinned with:

Country City
Germany Germany Cottbus[16]
China China Anshan
Italy Italy Fabriano
Ukraine Ukraine Vinnytsia

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Law #382-OZ
  2. Article 3 of the Charter of Lipetsk states that the city may have its own anthem; however, as of 2015 no anthem has been adopted.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Charter of Lipetsk, Article 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Charter of Lipetsk, Article 5
  5. Official website of Lipetsk. Sergey Vyacheslavovich Ivanov Archived 2022-05-18 at the Wayback Machine, Head of Lipetsk (in Russian)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 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.
  7. "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Law #536-OZ
  9. "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). 3 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  10. Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  11. Charter of Lipetsk, Article 4
  12. "Происхождение названий. БЛАГОДАРЯ КАЗУСАМ И ВПЕЧАТЛЕНИЯМ".
  13. 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 9 Feb 2012.
  14. 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 9 Feb 2012.
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  16. "Our twin cities- Cottbus". Cottbus. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-24.

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