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Gorodovikovsky District

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Country  Russia
Administrative center  town of Gorodovikovsk
Rural administrations  6
Area  1,099 km²
Federal subject  Republic of Kalmykia
Towns  1
Cities/towns  1
Gorodovikovsky District

Gorodovikovsky District (Russian: Городовико́вский райо́н; Kalmyk: Башнтан район, Bašntan rajon) is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the thirteen in the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia. It is located in the west of the republic. The area of the district is 1,099.05 square kilometers (424.35 sq mi). Its administrative center is the town of Gorodovikovsk. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 17,295, with the population of Gorodovikovsk accounting for 55.3% of that number.

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Map of Gorodovikovsky District, Kalmykia, Russia

History

The district was established in 1920. Until April 1960, the district was known as Zapadny District (Западный район).

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Gorodovikovsky District is one of the thirteen in the Republic of Kalmykia. It is divided into one town (an administrative division with the administrative center in the town (an inhabited locality) of Gorodovikovsk) and six rural administrations, which comprise eighteen rural localities. As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Gorodovikovsky Municipal District. The Town of Gorodovikovsk is incorporated as an urban settlement, and the six rural administration are incorporated as six rural settlements within the municipal district. The town of Gorodovikovsk serves as the administrative center of both the administrative and municipal district.

References

Gorodovikovsky District Wikipedia


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