Svetly, Sakha Republic

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Svetly

Светлый
Urban-type settlement [1]
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  YakutСибиэтлэй
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Svetly (Sakha Republic)
Coordinates: 63°03′N113°27′E / 63.050°N 113.450°E / 63.050; 113.450 Coordinates: 63°03′N113°27′E / 63.050°N 113.450°E / 63.050; 113.450
Country Russia
Federal subject Sakha Republic [2]
Administrative district Mirninsky District [2]
SettlementSvetly [2]
Founded1970s
Urban-type settlement status since1984 [2]
Population
  Total3,137
  Estimate 
(2018) [4]
3,340 (+6.5%)
   Capital ofSettlement of Svetly [2]
   Municipal district Mirninsky Municipal District [5]
  Urban settlementSvetly Urban Settlement [5]
   Capital ofSvetly Urban Settlement [5]
Time zone UTC+9 (MSK+6   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg [6] )
Postal code(s) [7]
678196
OKTMO ID98631157051
Svetly population
2010 Census 3,137 [3]
2002 Census 3,546 [8]
1989 Census 4,550 [9]

Svetly (Russian : Све́тлый, lit light, clear; Yakut : Сибиэтлэй) is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) in Mirninsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located 75 kilometers (47 mi) from Mirny, the administrative center of the district, [2] on the southern edge of the Vilyuy Plateau (a part of the Central Siberian Plateau), not far from the right bank of the Vilyuy River. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 3,137. [3]

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History

It was founded in the late 1970s as a works base for construction of a dam and hydroelectric plant, downstream of the larger Vilyuy Dam.[ citation needed ] With the economic difficulties in the Soviet Union during the 1980s and in Russia during the 1990s, completion of the project was greatly delayed with the hydroelectric plant only beginning power generation between 2004 and 2008, with three of the four planned turbines in operation.

Urban-type settlement status was granted to Svetly in 1984. [2]

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, the urban-type settlement of Svetly [1] is incorporated within Mirninsky District as the Settlement of Svetly. [2] As a municipal division, the Settlement of Svetly is incorporated within Mirninsky Municipal District as Svetly Urban Settlement. [5]

Economy

Vilyuyskaya GES-3 hydroelectric plant, with a capacity of 270 MW, is the principal employer. The power plant is managed by a daughter company of diamond mining corporation ALROSA. Many of the settlement's inhabitants also commute for week-by-week shift work in remote diamond mines or in construction projects throughout the western region of the Sakha Republic, including the Eastern Siberia–Pacific Ocean oil pipeline.

Svetly is connected by a 33-kilometer (21 mi) road with the Anabar Highway between Mirny and Chernyshevsky. The Evenk village of Syuldyukar lies 25 kilometers (16 mi) downstream along the Vilyuy and can be reached by boat in summer or via winter roads when the river is frozen.

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Notes

  1. 1 2 According to Article 7 of the Law #77-I, lower-level administrative divisions with the status of a settlement have their administrative centers in an inhabited locality with the status of an urban-type settlement. According to the Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic, Svetly is the administrative center of the Settlement of Svetly.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic
  3. 1 2 3 Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "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.
  4. "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  5. 1 2 3 4 Law #173-Z 353-III
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  9. "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). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. 1989 via Demoscope Weekly.

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