Sosnovy Bor (Leningrad)

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Sosnovy Bor
Сосновый Бор
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Federal district Northwest Russia
Oblast Leningrad
Urban district Sosnovy Bor
mayor Vladislav Golikov
Founded 1958
City since 1973
surface 72  km²
population 65,788 inhabitants
(as of Oct. 14, 2010)
Population density 914 inhabitants / km²
Height of the center 20  m
Time zone UTC + 3
Telephone code (+7) 81369
Post Code 188510; 188540-188544
License Plate 47
OKATO 41 454
Geographical location
Coordinates 59 ° 54 '  N , 29 ° 6'  E Coordinates: 59 ° 54 '0 "  N , 29 ° 6' 0"  E
Sosnovy Bor (Leningrad) (European Russia)
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Location in the western part of Russia
Sosnovy Bor (Leningrad) (Leningrad Oblast)
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Location in Leningrad Oblast
List of cities in Russia

Sosnowy Bor ( Russian Сосновый Бор , lit. pine forest ) is a Russian city ​​80 km west of Saint Petersburg on a bay of the Gulf of Finland in Leningrad Oblast . It has 65,788 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010).


Kalishche railway station in Sosnovy Bor

The place was founded in 1958 as a rural settlement. Construction of the Leningrad nuclear power plant began there in 1967 , the first unit went online in 1973, the second in 1975. On April 19, 1973, the town was granted city rights. The most important employer is the nuclear power plant; There are also a number of research institutes and plants for the nuclear industry, as well as an engineering factory and a fish processing factory.

Sosnowy Bor owes the size of the city today mainly to the nuclear power plant. The city, like the cities of Pripyat and Desnogorsk, is a workers' city of a nuclear power plant. Almost everyone who lives in this city works in the nuclear power plant.

Because of the nuclear power plant, there is a restricted area around Sosnovy Bor that only authorized persons are allowed to enter.

Since 2008, the Leningrad II nuclear power plant has been built next to the existing power plant .

Population development

year Residents
1959 1,742
1970 14,035
1979 42.205
1989 55,800
2002 66,132
2010 65,788

Note: census data

sons and daughters of the town

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)
  2. Vladimir Goncharov in the database of Sports-Reference (English)

Web links

Commons : Sosnowy Bor  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files