Administratively subordinated to City of Kaspiysk
Urban okrug Kaspiysk Urban Okrug
Area 32.94 km²
Population 102,421 (2012)
|Federal subject Republic of Dagestan|
Administrative center of City of Kaspiysk
Administrative center of Kaspiysk Urban Okrug
Local time Saturday 1:29 AM
|Weather 6°C, Wind SE at 29 km/h, 91% Humidity|
Kaspiysk (Russian: Каспи́йск; Lak: Ккасппи; Dargin; Lezgian; Avar: Каспийск) is a city in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia, located on the Caspian Sea, 18 kilometers (11 mi) southeast of Makhachkala. The 2010 Russian census recorded the city as being the fourth-largest in Dagestan. It is a working-class satellite-city to Makhachkala.
- Map of Kaspiysk, Dagestan Republic, Russia
- Chechen Wars
- Administrative and municipal status
- Russian Orthodox
- Seventh Day Adventists
- Notable people
Map of Kaspiysk, Dagestan Republic, Russia
The city is one of the newer urban centers in Dagestan. It began in 1932 as a worker's encampment, servicing the needs of the nearby naval diesel engine manufacturer, Dagdizel. At the time, it was called Dvigatelstroy (Дви́гательстро́й), based upon the Russian word for "engine". During World War II, the site saw much growth due to the war effort, and became a center for major arms producers. In 1947, the settlement received the status of a city, and was given its current name, reflecting its location on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
On November 16, 1996, 68 people were killed in a Chechen bomb attack targeting a military building.
On May 9, 2002, 43 people were killed in Chechen bomb attack on a Victory Day parade.
Administrative and municipal status
Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as the City of Kaspiysk—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the City of Kaspiysk is incorporated as Kaspiysk Urban Okrug.
Population: 100,129 (2010 Census); 77,650 (2002 Census); 60,069 (1989 Census); 43,000 (1972).
Ethnic groups (2002 census):
Islam is the majority faith in the city, which is home to about ten mosques.
The city belongs to the diocese of Makhachkala. Kaspiysk parish was formed in 1990 with the blessings of the Metropolitan of Stavropol and Baku, and was officially registered in 1994. In 2000, the community consecrated St. Kazan church.
Seventh Day Adventists
In 2010, the Seventh Day Adventists dedicated a house of worship in the city. It became the target of two explosives attacks within two months.
The city is home to:
At the North side of the city is a seaport.
The city is hosts the Anzhi Arena stadium, home to the FC Anzhi Makhachkala Russian football club, which competes in the Russian Football Premier League.
The city was to bid to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, however the bid was abandoned due to a lack of government support.
The city is home to a large naval storage facility that houses Russian hovercraft and ekranoplans.