Nizhny Tagil

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Nizhny Tagil
Нижний Тагил
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Nizhny Tagil is located in Russia
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Location of Nizhny Tagil
Nizhny Tagil is located in Sverdlovsk Oblast
Nizhny Tagil
Nizhny Tagil
Nizhny Tagil (Sverdlovsk Oblast)
Coordinates: 57°55′N 59°58′E / 57.917°N 59.967°E / 57.917; 59.967Coordinates: 57°55′N 59°58′E / 57.917°N 59.967°E / 57.917; 59.967
CountryRussia
Federal subjectSverdlovsk Oblast
FoundedOctober 1722
City status since1919
Government
 • MayorVladislav Pinaev
Area
 • Total298 km2 (115 sq mi)
Elevation
200 m (700 ft)
Population
 • Total361,811
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
353,950 (−2.2%)
 • Rank48th in 2010
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Subordinated toCity of Nizhny Tagil
 • Capital ofPrigorodny District, City of Nizhny Tagil
 • Urban okrugNizhny Tagil Urban Okrug
 • Capital ofNizhny Tagil Urban Okrug
Time zoneUTC+5 (MSK+2 Edit this on Wikidata[3])
Postal code(s)[4]
622002Edit this on Wikidata
Dialing code(s)+7 3435
OKTMO ID65751000001
Twin townsFrantiškovy Lázně, Kryvyi Rih, Cheb, Novokuznetsk, Brest, Chattanooga, Mariánské Lázně, Luhansk, YevpatoriaEdit this on Wikidata
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Nizhny Tagil (Russian: Нижний Тагил, IPA: [ˈnʲiʐnʲɪj tɐˈgʲil]) is a city in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. It is 25 kilometers (16 mi) east of the boundary between Asia and Europe. Population: 361,811 (2010 Census);[1] 390,498 (2002 Census);[5] 439,521 (1989 Census).[6]

Economy[change | change source]

Nizhny Tagil has been a major center for iron and steel production for centuries. It is known for its role in making Soviet tanks. They were built in the factory Uralvagonzavod. These tanks include the T-34. Nearly every T-34 was built in Nizhny Tagil.

Today, Uralvagonzavod is the largest main battle tank maker in the world. The T-72, T-90, and T-14 are produced there.[7]

Military[change | change source]

The 42nd Rocket Division of Strategic Rocket Forces is based in Nizhny Tagil.[8][9]

Twin towns – sister cities[change | change source]

Site of the city's first town council

Nizhny Tagil is twinned with:[10][11]

Former twin towns:

In 2022 the Czech cities of Cheb and Mariánské Lázně severed its ties with Nizhny Tagil because of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[12][13]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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. "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). 3 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Louka, Alexandros Katsis and Maria. "Pollution, Prisons, Sickness, and Raves: Inside Russia's 'City of the Colorful Sky'". vice.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  8. Kristensen, Hans M.; Korda, Matt (2021). "Russian nuclear weapons, 2021". Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. 77 (2): 90–108. doi:10.1080/00963402.2021.1885869. ISSN 0096-3402. SS-27 Mod 2 upgrades now appear to be complete at the 39th Guards Missile Division at Novosibirsk, the 42nd Missile Division at Nizhny Tagil, the 14th Missile Division at Yoshkar-Ola, and the 29th Guards Missile Division at Irkutsk.
  9. Holm, Michael. "42nd Missile Division". www.ww2.dk. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  10. "Чешский город разорвал отношения с Нижним Тагилом". ura.news. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  11. "Города-побратимы". ntagil.org (in Russian). Nizhny Tagil. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  12. "Cheb vypoví spolupráci s ruským Nižním Tagilem a přijme Ukrajince" (in Czech). Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  13. "PŘERUŠENÍ VZTAHŮ S PARTNERSKÝM MĚSTEM" (in Czech). Retrieved 9 June 2022.

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