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Kalininsk, Saratov Oblast

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Country  Russia
Administrative district  Kalininsky District
Area  24 km²
Federal subject  Saratov Oblast
Administrative center of  Kalininsky District
Local time  Saturday 7:52 AM
Kalininsk, Saratov Oblast
Municipal district  Kalininsky Municipal District
Urban settlement  Kalininsk Urban Settlement
Weather  1°C, Wind SE at 10 km/h, 99% Humidity

Kalininsk (Russian: Кали́нинск) is a town and the administrative center of Kalininsky District in Saratov Oblast, Russia, located on the Balanda River (Medveditsa's tributary), 121 kilometers (75 mi) west of Saratov, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 16,441 (2010 Census); 18,855 (2002 Census); 19,347 (1989 Census)..


Map of Kalininsk, Saratovskaya Oblast, Russia


It was founded in 1680 as the village of Balanda (Бала́нда), named so after the Balanda River, whose name in turn is possibly derived from a dialectal word indicating the river's windiness. In 1962, Balanda was granted town status and renamed Kalininsk after Mikhail Kalinin, a Bolshevik revolutionary and Soviet politician.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Kalininsk serves as the administrative center of Kalininsky District, to which it is directly subordinated. As a municipal division, the town of Kalininsk is incorporated within Kalininsky Municipal District as Kalininsk Urban Settlement.


Kalininsk, Saratov Oblast Wikipedia