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Urban settlement
Marks Urban Settlement

Federal subject
Saratov Oblast

Local time
Monday 3:02 PM

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Administratively subordinated to
Marks Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction

Administrative center of
Marksovsky District, Marks Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction

Municipal district
Marksovsky Municipal District

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Marks (Russian: Маркс), also spelled Marx, named after Karl Marx, is a town in Saratov Oblast, Russia, located 60 kilometers (37 mi) northeast of Saratov, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 31,531 (2010 Census); 32,849 (2002 Census); 31,908 (1989 Census).


Map of Marks, Saratovskaya Oblast, Russia


It was founded in 1767 as a Volga German community called Baronsk (Баронск). It was soon renamed Yekaterinenshtadt (Екатериненштадт; Jekaterinenstadt/Katharinenstadt; 1915 - 1920 Yekaterinograd), after Catherine the Great. In 1918, it was granted town status and in 1920 it was renamed Marksshtadt (Марксштадт; Marxstadt), after Karl Marx. In 1941, during the resettlement of Germans, the town was given its present name.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Marks serves as the administrative center of Marksovsky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as Marks Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, Marks Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction is incorporated within Marksovsky Municipal District as Marks Urban Settlement.


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