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The smallest cities in Russia


The top 10 became the smallest city in Russia in terms of area and population. Despite their small size they can be proud of, because each of them has its own remarkable history, sights and outstanding people, which is famous for our great power.

10. GraivoronPopulation 6 506 people

Grayvoron (Belgorod oblast) opens ten most small Russian towns. On the territory of 10 sq km live 6506 citizens. The date of Foundation is considered to be the year 1678. Local attractions include male and female gymnasiums, they are buildings of the late 19th century, St. Nicholas Church, 1865, mansions, art Nouveau, etc. Among the prominent people who were born and lived here, we can distinguish the famous Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov, in whose honor and named a street, school and adjacent Museum. It is noteworthy that a scholar from a small settlement became the author of the first in the world giperboloidy designs.

9. SudzhaPopulation 5 648 people

On the ninth place among the small cities of Russia is Sudzha (Kursk oblast). On the territory of the Kursk town has 5648 people, and its area is only of 4.24 sq. km Sudzha was founded in 1664. Bordered by the state of Ukraine. The main historical monuments are the Trinity Church, built in 1812, the Church of the virgin Christmas Church, etc. the Main attraction is the Park named after the Russian actor M. S. Shchepkin.

8. MagasPopulation 5 841 people

Magas (Republic of Ingushetia) is one of the smaller Russian cities. Considered the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia. On the territory of 12 sq km is home to 5 841 people. The capital belongs to the youngest cities of the state of the Russian Federation. The founding date is 1994. Here are the Ingush scientific research Institute of humanitarian Sciences. Chacha Akhriev, Ingush state University and high school Marem. One of the main attractions of Magas is considered a hundred-meter Tower Accord, built in 2013.

7. PlentywoodPopulation of 4 700 people

One of the most Northern cities of Russia Pevek (Chukotka Autonomous district) is also included in the list of the smallest. In 60 sq. km is home to about 4700 souls of the population. The date of the city Foundation is 1933. There were discovered mineral deposits, particularly gold. At the moment there are gold mines, food plant and other organizations. 15 km from Pevek airport. Nearby is the sea port. Here are pretty developed and social infrastructure. The city has various entertainment centres, houses of culture, libraries, museums, schools, sections and much more. In Pevek born Russian actor, people's artist of the Russian Federation Mezentsev A.V.

6. Ples1 the Population of 984 people

Plyos (Ivanovo oblast) is one of the smallest cities of Russia with a population of 1984 people. The exact date of Foundation of the settlement is unknown. His story is from 1238, during the invasion of Batu Khan. On the territory of ples there are three state museums: House-Museum of the artist Isaac Levitan, the Landscape Museum, "Art and crafts of the Ivanovo region". Among the architectural structures worthy of the attention of the local Church, especially the Dormition Cathedral, built in 1699. For visitors to the city provided by the hotel, designed in the style of the 19th century. The province has an agricultural College, secondary school, musical and sports schools. The province operates a children's tourist base.

5. ArtemivskPopulation 1 777

Artemivsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai) is among the five most sparsely populated Russian cities. It is home to about 1777. The date of Foundation of the residential area is considered to be 1700. Formerly ol'khovka. In 1939 it was renamed into Artemivsk in honor of the revolutionary, known as Artem (Fyodor Sergeyev). Principal fishery — forestry, mining. Here was born and lived skier Artemenko, A. I., member of the VII Winter Olympic games.

4. The KurilPopulation of 1 670 people

Kurilsk (Sakhalin oblast) with a population of 1670 citizens ranks fourth in the list of the smallest cities of Russia. Is one of the smallest settlements in the Kuril Islands. Some time belonged to Japan, but then again went into Russian ownership. One of the main attractions Kurilsk local history Museum. In the city are seismic and meteorological stations, a warning about natural disasters. The main industry that employs residents is fishing, fish farming and fish processing have been considered. Near Kurilsk located seaport.

3. Vysotska Population of 1 150 people

The three most small Russian towns opens Vysotsk (Leningrad oblast). It was founded back in 1710 by Peter the Great. The population is 1,150 people. Vysotsk is located in the naval base, as well as oil and coal terminals. For over 15 years in the province lived Soviet film Director Stanislav Rostotsky. The only educational institution in Vysotsk is named in honor of the Director.

2. VerkhoyanskPopulation 1 125

Verkhoyansk (Yakutia Republic) took second place in the rating of the smallest cities in Russia. To date, the number of residents here is 1125 citizens. The founder of the settlement is the Cossack Which Ivanov, who noticed this area in 1638. Is one of the coldest Russian cities, which often called the cold Pole of the Northern hemisphere. The main activity of the local population is focused on agriculture. Residents are engaged in cattle breeding, horse breeding and reindeer herding. Attraction of the Verkhoyansk Museum is the pole of Cold.

1. Chekalin's Population is 964 people

Chekalin (Tula oblast), referred to 40-ies of the vulgar century, as Likhvin, heads the list of the youngest cities of Russia. The population Chekalin is only 964 people. In the early 20th century former Likhvin was considered one of the most developed provinces. Its construction include approximately 300 single-storey dwellings and more than 100 two-storey houses. Many of the buildings date back to the buildings until 1917. 70% of the housing stock may not be suitable for use. There are only three apartment buildings of Soviet times. Of the attractions of the town can distinguish the merchant mansions built in the 19th century that have survived to the present day. Local authorities in the recent past, were determined to reduce the status of Chekalin to the village, but it caused a storm of protest.

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