Morshansk Urban Okrug
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| Tambov Oblast|
| town of oblast significance of Morshansk|
Morshansky District, town of oblast significance of Morshansk
Morshansk Urban Okrug, Morshansky Municipal District
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History and Art Museum, Pamyatnik V M Bobrovu, Monument to the Defender, Samolet Su‑15TM
Morshansk (Russian: Морша́нск) is a town in Tambov Oblast, Russia, located on the Tsna River (Oka's basin) 93 kilometers (58 mi) north of Tambov. Population: 41,556 (2010 Census); 44,486 (2002 Census); 50,055 (1989 Census); 44,000 (1970).
The exact origins of Morshansk are unknown; however, documents mention a populated place in this location since at least the 16th century. Formerly a village called Morsha (Морша), it was granted town status in 1779 by Catherine the Great because of its growth in relation to the fact that it was a major bread trading center on the Tsna River.
Within the framework of administrative divisions, Morshansk serves as the administrative center of Morshansky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the town of oblast significance of Morshansk—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the town of oblast significance of Morshansk is incorporated as Morshansk Urban Okrug.