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Federal subject  Irkutsk Oblast
Administrative center of  Angarsky District
Area  294 km²
Local time  Friday 7:06 AM
Country  Russia
Administrative district  Angarsky District
Urban okrug  Angarskoye Urban Okrug
Population  231,944 (2012)
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Weather  -4°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 90% Humidity
University  Angarsk State Technical Academy

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Angarsk (Russian: Ангарск; [ɐnˈgarsk]) is a city and the administrative center of Angarsky District of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Kitoy River, 51 kilometers (32 mi) from Irkutsk, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 233,567 (2010 Census); 247,118 (2002 Census); 265,835 (1989 Census).


Map of Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia


It was founded in 1948 as an industrial community and was granted city status on May 30, 1951.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Angarsk serves as the administrative center of Angarsky District, to which it is directly subordinated. As a municipal division, the city of Angarsk and thirteen rural localities of Angarsky District are incorporated as Angarskoye Urban Okrug.

Local government

As a result of the elections of December 2, 2007, Leonid G. Mikhaylov was elected mayor. Previously, Yevgeny P. Kanukhin, elected on October 9, 2005, was mayor.


Angarsk has the largest industrial zone in Asia. It includes Angarsk Petrochemical Complex and Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Complex. Angarsk also hosts a showcase international nuclear fuel cycle center, which will be one of the first Russian enrichment centers to be placed under IAEA safeguards. Angarsk is also the site for a Nuclear Fuel Bank, following a decision by the IAEA in November 2009; working with Russia, IAEA established this bank to supply market priced fuel to member states as protection against possible supply disruptions.

In 2005, Angarsk won the first prize in a nationwide contest for the fastest development of public utilities.


The city is connected by the Trans-Siberian Railway. Trams, buses, and marshrutkas (routed taxis) are the main means of public transportation in the city.

Culture and education

The city is home to the Angarsk Museum of Clocks and Watches, the Angarsk Museum of Victory, and the Angarsk State Technical Academy.

Twin towns and sister cities

Angarsk is twinned with:

  • Mytishchi, Russia
  • Jinzhou, China
  • Komatsu, Japan
  • / Alushta, Russia / Ukraine
  • References

    Angarsk Wikipedia

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