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Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad Oblast

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Country  Russia
Administrative district  Svetlogorsky District
Local time  Sunday 12:54 AM
Federal subject  Kaliningrad Oblast
Town of district significance  Svetlogorsk
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Administrative center of  Svetlogorsky District, town of district significance of Svetlogorsk
Municipal district  Svetlogorsky Municipal District
Weather  7°C, Wind N at 3 km/h, 92% Humidity
Points of interest  Svetlogorsk beach, Villa "Rozenkhof", Muzey lesa, Vodonaportnaya bashnya Raushena, Морской выставочный центр

Svetlogorsk (Russian:  Светлого́рск​ ), prior to 1947 known by its German name German:  Rauschen  (Polish: Ruszowice; Lithuanian: Raušiai), is a coastal resort town and the administrative center of Svetlogorsky District of Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, located on the coast of the Baltic Sea on the Sambia Peninsula, 39 kilometers (24 mi) northwest of Kaliningrad, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 10,772 (2010 Census); 10,950 (2002 Census); 11,881 (1989 Census).

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Map of Svetlogorsk, Kaliningradskaya Oblast, Russia

History

Svetlogorsk is situated in the historical region of Sambia of East Prussia. It was established in 1258 as a Sambian fishermen settlement named Ruse-moter (lit. region of cellars). The Teutonic Order that conquered the land gradually corrupted the name into Rause-moter, Raushe-moter, and finally Rauschen.

In the early 19th century, the place became fashionable among German vacationers. On June 24, 1820, it was officially recognized as a spa town. During his visit to Rauschen in 1840, King Frederick William IV of Prussia ordered the sea embankment to be beautified. The arrival of the Königsberg railway in 1900 boosted the resort's popularity. A cable railway and a racecourse were constructed in Rauschen before World War I. Otto Nicolai and Thomas Mann were among the celebrities who stayed there.

In 14 April 1945, Rauschen was conquered by the Soviet Union in the course of World War II. It became a part of Kaliningrad Oblast and in 17 June 1947 was given its present name. Today, it is a moderately popular summer resort town thanks to its beachfront and many spas, clubs, and attractions.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Svetlogorsk serves as the administrative center of Svetlogorsky District. As an administrative division, it is incorporated within Svetlogorsky District as the town of district significance of Svetlogorsk. As a municipal division, the town of district significance of Svetlogorsk is incorporated within Svetlogorsky Municipal District as Svetlogorskoye Urban Settlement.

Transportation

Svetlogorsk is connected with Kaliningrad, Zelenogradsk, and Pionersky by electrified railway (3000 V DC). Svetlogorsk has two railway stations: Svetlogorsk-1 and Svetlogorsk-2 (terminus).

There are many private companies that operate buses between Svetlogorsk and Kaliningrad.

References

Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad Oblast Wikipedia


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