Mirny, Sakha Republic

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Mirny

Мирный
Town under republic jurisdiction [1]
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  YakutМирнэй
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Mirny
Mirny (Sakha Republic)
Coordinates: 62°33′N113°58′E / 62.550°N 113.967°E / 62.550; 113.967 Coordinates: 62°33′N113°58′E / 62.550°N 113.967°E / 62.550; 113.967
Country Russia
Federal subject Sakha Republic [1]
Administrative district Mirninsky District [1]
Town Mirny [1]
Founded1955
Town status since1959 [1]
Government
  HeadKlim Antonov
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
  Total37,188
  Estimate 
(2018) [3]
35,223 (−5.3%)
   Capital ofMirninsky District [1] , Town of Mirny [1]
   Municipal district Mirninsky Municipal District [4]
  Urban settlementMirny Urban Settlement [4]
   Capital ofMirninsky Municipal District [5] , Mirny Urban Settlement [4]
Time zone UTC+9 (MSK+6   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg [6] )
Postal code(s) [7]
678170–678175, 678179
Dialing code(s) +7 41136
OKTMO ID98631101001
Website www.gorodmirny.ru
Mirny population
2010 Census 37,188 [2]
2002 Census 39,981 [8]
1989 Census 38,793 [9]
1979 Census 30,462 [10]

Mirny (Russian:Мирный,IPA:  [ˈmʲirnɨj] , lit. peaceful; Yakut : Мирнэй, Mirney, IPA:  [ˈmiɾnej] ) is a town and the administrative center of Mirninsky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia, located on the Irelyakh River (Vilyuy's basin), 820 kilometers (510 mi) west of Yakutsk, the capital of the republic. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 37,188. [2]

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History

Mirny was founded in 1955 after the discovery of a nearby kimberlite pipe by an expedition led by Yury Khabardin.[ citation needed ] Town status was granted to it in 1959. [1]

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Mirny serves as the administrative center of Mirninsky District. [1] As an inhabited locality, Mirny is classified as a town under republic jurisdiction. [1] As an administrative division, it is incorporated within Mirninsky District as the Town of Mirny. [1] As a municipal division, the Town of Mirny is incorporated within Mirninsky Municipal District as Mirny Urban Settlement. [4]

Economy

The Mir mine is located within the town. It is an open pit mine, which, with the depth of 525 meters (1,722 ft) and a diameter of 1.25 kilometers (0.78 mi) is reckoned to be the second largest in the world. [11] [12] Production was stopped in 2004, and the mine was permanently closed in 2011, due to reduced recovery and the costs of working in the far northern climate.[ citation needed ] [13]

Transportation

The town is served by the Mirny Airport. Safety concerns have been raised about aircraft operations near to the open diamond mine; helicopters are forbidden to pass over the abandoned workings.

Education

The Mirny Polytechnic Institute, a branch of the North-Eastern Federal University, operates in the town.

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Notes

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