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Verkhneuralsky District, Town of Verkhneuralsk
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Verkhneuralsk (Russian: Верхнеура́льск) is a town and the administrative center of Verkhneuralsky District in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located in the upper streams of the Ural River, 230 kilometers (140 mi) southwest of Chelyabinsk, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 9,457 (2010 Census); 10,054 (2002 Census); 10,893 (1989 Census).
Founded in 1734 as the fortress of Verkhneyaitskaya (Верхнея́ицкая), it was renamed Verkhneuralskaya (Верхнеура́льская) after the Yaik River was renamed the Ural. Town status was granted to it in 1781.
Within the framework of administrative divisions, Verkhneuralsk serves as the administrative center of Verkhneuralsky District. As an administrative division, it is incorporated within Verkhneuralsky District as the Town of Verkhneuralsk. As a municipal division, the Town of Verkhneuralsk is incorporated within Verkhneuralsky Municipal District as Verkhneuralskoye Urban Settlement.