Pokrovsk, Sakha Republic

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Pokrovsk

Покровск
Town under republic jurisdiction [1]
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  YakutПокровскай
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Pokrovsk
Pokrovsk (Sakha Republic)
Coordinates: 61°29′N129°09′E / 61.483°N 129.150°E / 61.483; 129.150 Coordinates: 61°29′N129°09′E / 61.483°N 129.150°E / 61.483; 129.150
Country Russia
Federal subject Sakha Republic [1]
Administrative district Khangalassky District [1]
Town Pokrovsk [1]
Founded1682
Town status since1998
Area
  Total11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation
120 m (390 ft)
Population
  Total9,495
  Estimate 
(2018) [3]
9,256 (-2.5%)
  Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
   Capital ofKhangalassky District [1] , Town of Pokrovsk [1]
   Municipal district Khangalassky Municipal District [4]
  Urban settlementPokrovsk Urban Settlement [4]
   Capital ofKhangalassky Municipal District [5] , Pokrovsk Urban Settlement [4]
Time zone UTC+9 (UTC+09:00   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg [6] )
Postal code(s) [7]
678000–678002, 678009
Dialing code(s) +7 41144
OKTMO ID98644101001
Pokrovsk population
2010 Census 9,495 [2]
2002 Census 10,092 [8]
1989 Census 9,283 [9]
1979 Census 7,342 [10]

Pokrovsk (Russian : Покро́вск; Yakut : Покровскай, Pokrovskay) is a town and the administrative center of Khangalassky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located on the left bank of the Lena River, 78 kilometers (48 mi) southwest of Yakutsk, the capital of the republic. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 9,495. [2]

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History

It was first founded by the Cossacks in 1682 as the ostrog of Karaulny Mys (Карау́льный Мыс), meaning "watchtower point".[ citation needed ] It later became the selo of Pokrovskoye (Покро́вское).[ citation needed ] It was granted urban-type settlement status and renamed Pokrovsk in 1941; town status was granted to it in 1998.[ citation needed ]

Administrative and municipal status

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

Transport

The Lena Highway connecting Yakutsk with the destinations further south is on the opposite bank of the Lena River, passing through the selo of Kerdyom.

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Notes

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  4. 1 2 3 4 Law #173-Z #353-III
  5. Law #172-Z #351-III
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  8. Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "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](XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian).
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