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Neryungri

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Country  Russia
Administrative district  Neryungrinsky District
Local time  Friday 10:43 PM
Federal subject  Sakha Republic
Town  Neryungri
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Administrative center of  Neryungrinsky District, Town of Neryungri
Municipal district  Neryungrinsky Municipal District
Weather  -11°C, Wind SW at 5 km/h, 85% Humidity

Neryungri (Russian: Нерюнгри; [ˈnʲerʲʊnɡrʲɪ]; Yakut: Нүөрүҥгүрү, Nüörüñgürü, [nyøɾyŋgyɾy]) is the second largest town and the administrative center of Neryungrinsky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 61,747.

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Map of Neryungri, Sakha Republic, Russia

Etymology

The name of the town comes from the Evenk word for "grayling".

History

It was founded due to the development of the nearby coal basin and was granted town status in 1975.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Neryungri serves as the administrative center of Neryungrinsky District. As an inhabited locality, Neryungri is classified as a town under republic jurisdiction. As an administrative division, it is incorporated within Neryungrinsky District as the Town of Neryungri. As a municipal division, the Town of Neryungri is incorporated within Neryungrinsky Municipal District as Neryungri Urban Settlement.

Economy

The town is the center of a large coal field discovered about 1970. It is located on the Amur–Yakutsk Mainline and the Lena Highway, 202 kilometers (126 mi) by rail north of Tynda. Nearby, all in the coal basin, are Berkakit: 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) south; Serebryany Bor: 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) east with a thermal coal power plant; Chulman: 30 kilometers (19 mi) north, with the Chulman Airport; and a large open pit coal mine northwest across the Chulman River.

References

Neryungri Wikipedia


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