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Zernograd

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Country  Russia
Administrative district  Zernogradsky District
Area  12.36 km²
Federal subject  Rostov Oblast
Urban settlement  Zernogradskoye
Local time  Sunday 5:18 PM
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Administrative center of  Zernogradsky District, Zernogradskoye Urban Settlement
Municipal district  Zernogradsky Municipal District
Weather  12°C, Wind SE at 11 km/h, 47% Humidity

Zernograd (Russian: Зерногра́д) is a town and the administrative center of Zernogradsky District in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located 71 kilometers (44 mi) southeast of Rostov-on-Don, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 26,842 (2010 Census); 28,840 (2002 Census); 26,097 (1989 Census).

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Map of Zernograd, Rostov Oblast, Russia

History

It was founded in 1915 as the halt of Verblyud (Верблю́д) due to the construction of the Rostov–Torgovaya railway. By 1933, it became a settlement and was renamed Zernovoy (Зерново́й). It was granted town status in 1951 and renamed Zernograd in 1960.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Zernograd serves as the administrative center of Zernogradsky District. As an administrative division, it is, together with ten rural localities, incorporated within Zernogradsky District as Zernogradskoye Urban Settlement. As a municipal division, this administrative unit also has urban settlement status and is a part of Zernogradsky Municipal District.

Military

From 1969 to 1995, Zernograd was home to the 106th Training Aviation Regiment, Yeysk Higher Military School of Pilots, of the Soviet Air Forces. The regiment was equipped with the L-29 and L-39 jet trainer aircraft.

References

Zernograd Wikipedia


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