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Gornozavodsky District

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Coat of arms  Flag
Federal subject  Perm Krai
Cities/towns  1
Area  7,065 km²
Country  Russia
Administrative center  town of Gornozavodsk
Urban-type settlements  1
Founded  1965
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Gornozavodsky District (Russian: Горнозаво́дский райо́н) is an administrative district (raion) of Perm Krai, Russia; one of the thirty-three in the krai. Municipally, it is incorporated as Gornozavodsky Municipal District. It is located on the western slopes of the Ural Mountains in the east of the krai. The area of the district is 7,057 square kilometers (2,725 sq mi). Its administrative center is the town of Gornozavodsk. Population: 26,044 (2010 Census); 30,172 (2002 Census); 38,004 (1989 Census). The population of Gornozavodsk accounts for 46.3% of the district's total population.

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Map of Gornozavodskiy r-n, Permskiy Kray, Russia

Geography

The landscape of the district is hilly in the west and mountainous in the east. Climate changes from southwest to northeast, where it becomes more cold and humid. Main rivers include the Vilva, the Vizhay, the Koyva, and the Usva.

A part of the Basegi Nature Reserve occupies the north of the district.

History

Human settlement of this territory started in the early 17th century, when iron ore was found. Several metallurgical plants were later constructed. In the end of the 19th century, the Perm–Yekaterinburg was constructed, contributing to the development of the region. The district in its modern borders was established on November 4, 1965, when it was split from Chusovskoy District.

Demographics

Most of the inhabited localities in the district are concentrated along the Perm-Nizhny Tagil railroad and along the Koyva River.

Ethnically, Russians account for 88.4% of the population, Tatars are distant second at 4.9%, followed by Ukrainians at 1.7%.

Economy

Timber and metallurgical industries and manufacture of building materials form the basis of the district's economy.

References

Gornozavodsky District Wikipedia


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