Pischanka is the administrative center of the Rajons Pischanski and seat of the municipality Pischankskoje gorodskoje posselenije. In addition to the settlement, the municipality includes 21 villages, of which only three have more than 100 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010): Bolshoi Jasnur (5 km east), Kaschnur (7 km south-east) and Mari-Oschajewo (5 km south-west).
The place goes back to an inn built in the 17th century on the trade route from Jaransk to Kukarka (today Sovetsk ). In 1693 a church was built there for the surrounding settlements, around which a village that was named after the river grew. As a result, it belonged to the Ujesd Jaransk of the Vyatka Governorate and in 1873 became the seat of a Volost .
On June 10, 1929, the Volost was expanded to a raion of the same name, based in Pischanka. In 1969 the place received the status of an urban-type settlement.
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The regional road 33R-008 runs through Pischanka, which leads from Kirov via the district centers of Verkhoschischemje and Sovetsk to Jaransk, a good 40 km west-southwest, on the federal trunk road R176 Viatka Cheboksary - Yoshkar-Ola - Kirov - Syktywkar . The nearest train station is also in Jaransk, the end point of a route from Zelenodolsk near Kazan via Yoshkar-Ola.
- 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)