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Atkarsk

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Country  Russia
Area  100.5 km²
Federal subject  Saratov Oblast
Local time  Wednesday 12:32 AM
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Administratively subordinated to  Atkarsk Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction
Administrative center of  Atkarsky District, Atkarsk Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction
Municipal district  Atkarsky Municipal District
Urban settlement  Atkarsk Urban Settlement
Weather  -3°C, Wind S at 5 km/h, 89% Humidity

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Atkarsk (Russian: Атка́рск) is a town in Saratov Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Atkara and Medveditsa Rivers, 92 kilometers (57 mi) northwest of Saratov, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 25,624 (2010 Census); 27,907 (2002 Census); 28,877 (1989 Census).

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Map of Atkarsk, Saratovskaya Oblast, Russia

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History

It was founded in place of a Tatar settlement at the mouth of the Atkara River. Town status was granted to it in 1781.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Atkarsk serves as the administrative center of Atkarsky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as Atkarsk Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, Atkarsk Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction is incorporated within Atkarsky Municipal District as Atkarsk Urban Settlement.

Notable people

Russian pop singer Valeriya was born here in 1968.

References

Atkarsk Wikipedia


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