Administrative district Kalininsky District
Area 24 km²
|Federal subject Saratov Oblast|
Administrative center of Kalininsky District
Local time Saturday 7:52 AM
|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.