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city of republic significance of Almetyevsk, Almetyevsky District
Almetyevsky Municipal District
Almetyevsk Urban Settlement
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Almetyevsk (Russian: Альме́тьевск; Tatar: Әлмәт, Älmät) is a city in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the left bank of the Zay River (Kama's tributary) 265 kilometers (165 mi) southeast of Kazan. Population: 146,393 (2010 Census); 140,437 (2002 Census); 129,008 (1989 Census); 77,000 (1969); 49,000 (1959).
Almetyevsk is one of the youngest cities in the republic. It was founded as an oil-processing settlement and was granted town status in 1953.
Within the framework of administrative divisions, Almetyevsk serves as the administrative center of Almetyevsky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the city of republic significance of Almetyevsk—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the city of republic significance of Almetyevsk is incorporated within Almetyevsky Municipal District as Almetyevsk Urban Settlement.
Almetyevsk is an important center of Russia's oil industry. The Druzhba pipeline starts in Almetyevsk. Pipelines to Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, and Subkhankulovo also start in this city. The city houses several oil equipment plants producing pipes, pumps and other oil tools.
Major sport enterprise in the city is an ice-hockey team "Neftyanik" presented in VHL league and sponsored by TatNeft. The team’s main records are
Bronze medalists of Russian Championship Higher League (2002/2003 years ) Gold Medalists of Russian Championship Higher League (1997-1998 and 1999-2000) Silver medalists of VHL 2010/2011 year 2015/2016 Bratina Cup winners