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Mineralnye Vody

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Country  Russia
Area  51.55 km²
Number of airports  1
Federal subject  Stavropol Krai
Local time  Monday 3:34 AM
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Administratively subordinated to  town of krai significance of Mineralnye Vody
Administrative center of  town of krai significance of Mineralnye Vody, Mineralovodsky District
Urban okrug  Mineralovodsky Urban Okrug
Administrative center of  Mineralovodsky Urban Okrug
Weather  3°C, Wind E at 21 km/h, 99% Humidity
Points of interest  Mineralovodskiy Kraevedcheskiy Muzey, Muzey pisatelya A P Bibika, Fire of Eternal Glory

Mineralnye Vody (Russian: Минеральные Воды; [mʲɪnʲɪˈralʲnɨjə ˈvodɨ]; lit. mineral waters) is a town in Stavropol Krai, Russia, located along the Kuma River and the main rail line between Rostov-on-Don in Russia and Baku in Azerbaijan. Population: 76,728 (2010 Census); 75,644 (2002 Census); 70,961 (1989 Census).


Map of Mineralnye Vody, Stavropol Krai, Russia


The town owes its birth to the construction of the Rostov-Vladikavkaz Railway, the construction of which was completed in 1875. In 1878, the village which developed around the construction was officially recognized and named Sultanovsky. During the Soviet period, the name was changed to Mineralnye Vody and town status was granted.. It was occupied by Nazi Germany between 10 August 1942 and 11 January 1943 during World War II.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Mineralnye Vody serves as the administrative center of Mineralovodsky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the town of krai significance of Mineralnye Vody—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the territories of the town of krai significance of Mineralnye Vody and of Mineralovodsky District have been incorporated as Mineralovodsky Urban Okrug since June 7, 2015. Prior to that, the district was incorporated as Mineralovodsky Municipal District, with the town of krai significance of Mineralnye Vody being incorporated within it as Mineralnye Vody Urban Settlement.


The town serves as a gateway to Caucasian Mineral Waters. It is served by the Mineralnye Vody Airport, connecting the town with some Russian and international destinations.


Mineralnye Vody's climate can be classified either as humid continental or humid subtropical (Köppen climate classification Dfa/Cfa).


Mineralnye Vody Wikipedia