Kurchatov (Russia)

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Federal district Central Russia
Oblast Kursk
Rajon Kurchatov
mayor Igor Wladimirowitsch Korpunkow
( Russian Игорь Владимирович Корпунков )
Founded 1969
City since 1983
surface 55  km²
population 42,706 inhabitants
(as of Oct. 14, 2010)
Population density 776 inhabitants / km²
Height of the center 160  m
Time zone UTC + 3
Telephone code +7 (47131)
Post Code 307250
License Plate 46
OKATO 38 408
Website www.kurchatov.info
Geographical location
Coordinates 51 ° 40 ′  N , 35 ° 39 ′  E Coordinates: 51 ° 40 ′ 0 ″  N , 35 ° 39 ′ 0 ″  E
Kurchatov (Russia) (European Russia)
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Location in the western part of Russia
Kurchatov (Russia) (Kursk Oblast)
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Location in Kursk Oblast
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Kurchatov ( Russian Курчатов ) is a city in the Kursk Oblast ( Russia ) with 42,706 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010).


The city is located on the western edge of the Central Russian Plate about 40 km west of the Oblast capital Kursk on the right bank of the Seim , a left tributary of the Desna, which flows into the Dnepr .

Kurchatow is administratively directly subordinate to the Oblast and at the same time the administrative center of the Rajon of the same name .


The place arose from 1969 in connection with the construction of the Kursk nuclear power plant decided on September 29, 1966 by the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union . Before that, several villages existed in this area.

On December 22, 1971, urban-type settlement status was granted under the name of Kurchatov in honor of nuclear physicist Igor Kurchatov . On April 25, 1983, Kurchatov received city rights.

Population development

year Residents
1979 21,774
1989 41,085
2002 45,556
2010 42,706

Note: census data


In addition to the Kursk nuclear power plant, there is the Atommasch plant in Kurchatow for nuclear power plant equipment and companies in the building materials industry.

The city is located on the Kursk - Lgow - Kiev ( Ukraine ) railway .

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Kurchatov  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Itogi Vserossijskoj perepisi naselenija 2010 goda. Tom 1. Čislennostʹ i razmeščenie naselenija (Results of the All-Russian Census 2010. Volume 1. Number and distribution of the population). Tables 5 , pp. 12-209; 11 , pp. 312–979 (download from the website of the Federal Service for State Statistics of the Russian Federation)