| Rostov Oblast|
Sunday 5:18 PM
| Zernogradsky District, Zernogradskoye Urban Settlement|
Zernogradsky Municipal District
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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).
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.
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.
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.