Coordinates: 60°57′N 76°36′E / 60.950°N 76.600°E / 60.950; 76.600
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Coat of arms of Nizhnevartovsk
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Nizhnevartovsk is located in Russia
Location of Nizhnevartovsk
Nizhnevartovsk is located in Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Nizhnevartovsk (Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug)
Coordinates: 60°57′N 76°36′E / 60.950°N 76.600°E / 60.950; 76.600
Federal subjectKhanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
City status sinceMarch 9, 1972
 • BodyCity Duma[1]
 • Mayor[2]Vasily Tikhonov[2]
 • Total271.319 km2 (104.757 sq mi)
45 m (148 ft)
 • Total251,694
 • Rank73rd in 2010
 • Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Subordinated tocity of okrug significance of Nizhnevartovsk
 • Capital ofNizhnevartovsky District, city of okrug significance of Nizhnevartovsk
 • Urban okrugNizhnevartovsk Urban District
 • Capital ofNizhnevartovsk Urban Okrug, Nizhnevartovsky Municipal District
Time zoneUTC+5 (MSK+2 Edit this on Wikidata[5])
Postal code(s)[6]
Dialing code(s)+7 3466
OKTMO ID71875000001
City DayMarch 9
Twin townsOmskEdit this on Wikidata

Nizhnevartovsk (Russian: Нижневартовск, IPA: [nʲɪʐnʲɪˈvartəfsk]) is a city in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Since the 1960s, the Western Siberian oil boom caused Nizhnevartovsk's fast growth from a small settlement to a city because of it being next to the Samotlor oil field. It is on the right bank of the Ob River. It is 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the border with Tomsk Oblast. The petroleum industry has made it one of the wealthiest cities in Russia.

Population: 251,694 (2010 Census);[4] 239,044 (2002 Census);[7] 241,457 (1989 Census).[8]

History[change | change source]

Nizhnevartovsk was founded in 1909. It was made as a point for merchant steamships on the Ob River to get firewood to power their boats. It was given city status in 1972 after large growth.

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Nizhnevartovsk features in the opening of Tom Clancy's novel Red Storm Rising. This book describes a hypothetical war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. In the novel, Nizhnevartovsk is shown as a major center for petroleum in the Soviet Union until it is sabotaged, causing a major economic crisis which causes World War III.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Дума города Нижневартовска". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A new mayor has been elected" (in Russian). 2016-10-25.
  3. Социальный паспорт города Нижневартовска по состоянию на 01.01.2012 года. Archived 2014-07-29 at the Wayback Machine Официальный сайт органов местного самоуправления города Нижневартовска
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.
  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. 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.
  8. 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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