Malgobek Urban Okrug
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| Republic of Ingushetia|
| town of republic significance of Malgobek|
Malgobeksky District, town of republic significance of Malgobek
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Malgobek (Russian: Малгобе́к; Ingush: Магӏалбике) is a town in the Republic of Ingushetia, Russia, located 45 kilometers (28 mi) northwest of the republic's capital of Magas. Population: 31,018 (2010 Census); 41,876 (2002 Census); 20,364 (1989 Census).
In 1934, the selo of Voznesenskoye was granted work settlement status. It served then recently discovered oilfields, on the territory of former Ingush villages of Malgobek-Balka (Малгобек-Балка) and Chechen-Balka (Чечен-Балка). Town status was granted to it in 1939.
During World War II, Malgobek was occupied by the German forces from September 12, 1942 to January 3, 1943, when it was recaptured by the Red Army. In October 2007, Malgobek was conferred the status of City of Military Glory by President Vladimir Putin for heroically stopping the German forces at its borders.
In the 1990s, the town's population doubled due to an influx of refugees from the neighboring war-torn Chechen Republic.
Within the framework of administrative divisions, Malgobek serves as the administrative center of Malgobeksky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the town of republic significance of Malgobek—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the town of republic significance of Malgobek is incorporated as Malgobek Urban Okrug.
Besides the oil activities of the company Ingushneftegazprom, the town's industry includes woodworking and food related industries.