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Country  Russia
Administratively subordinated to  Town of Sol-Iletsk
Local time  Sunday 3:54 AM
Federal subject  Orenburg Oblast
Area  185.3 km²
Points of interest  Park
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Administrative center of  Sol-Iletsky District, Town of Sol-Iletsk
Urban okrug  Sol-Iletsky Urban Okrug
Administrative center of  Sol-Iletsky Urban Okrug
Weather  1°C, Wind S at 24 km/h, 94% Humidity

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Sol-Iletsk (Russian: Соль-Иле́цк) is a town in Orenburg Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Ilek River (Ural's tributary), 77 kilometers (48 mi) south of Orenburg, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 28,377 (2010 Census); 26,883 (2002 Census); 23,836 (1989 Census); 22,000 (1975); 11,802 (1897).


Map of Sol-Iletsk, Orenburg Oblast, Russia


It was founded in the 17th century as a Cossack settlement. In the mid-18th century, it was renamed Iletskaya Zashchita (Илецкая защита) due to the construction of fortifications. The name was then changed to Iletsk (Илецк) in the 19th century. In 1945, the town was given its present name. A thick bed of excellent rocksalt is worked near this town (hence, the word "соль" (sol) in the town's name, which means "salt" in Russian). The place is also known as a balneological resort for its mineral waters, salt, mud, and brine baths, and its kumis cures.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Sol-Iletsk serves as the administrative center of Sol-Iletsky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the Town of Sol-Iletsk—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the territories of the Town of Sol-Iletsk and of Sol-Iletsky District are incorporated as Sol-Iletsky Urban Okrug.

Penitentiary facilities

Sol-Iletsk houses what is commonly called the Black Dolphin Prison.


Sol-Iletsk Wikipedia

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