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Encyclopedia > Ulyanovsk
Ulyanovsk (English)
Ульяновск (Russian)
Location of Ulyanovsk on the map of Russia
Coordinates
54°19′N 48°22′E / 54.317, 48.367Coordinates: 54°19′N 48°22′E / 54.317, 48.367
Coat of Arms Flag
City Day: June 12
Administrative status
Federal subject
In jurisdiction of
Administrative center of
Ulyanovsk Oblast
Ulyanovsk Oblast
Ulyanovsk Oblast
Local self-government
Charter Charter of Ulyanovsk
Municipal status Urban okrug
Head Sergey Yermakov
Legislative body City Duma
Area
Area 316.9 km² (122.4 sq mi)
Population (as of the 2002 Census)
Population
- Rank
- Density
635,947 inhabitants
19th
2,006.8/km² (5,197.6/sq mi)
Events
Founded 1648
Town status 1796
Renamed Ulyanovsk 1924
Other information
Postal code 432xxx
Dialing code +7 8422
Official website
http://www.ulmeria.ru/

Ulyanovsk (Russian: Улья́новск), formerly Simbirsk (Симби́рск), is a city on the Volga River in Russia, 893 km east from Moscow. It is the administrative center of Ulyanovsk Oblast, and the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin. Population: 635,947 (2002 Census); 625,155 (1989 Census). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 285 pixelsFull resolution (3347 × 1193 pixel, file size: 88 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kemerovo Vladivostok Khabarovsk Nizhny Novgorod Birobidzhan... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... It has been suggested that the section intro from the article Civil flag be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Russia is a federation which consists of 86 subjects[1]. These subjects are of equal federal rights in the sense that they have equal representation—two delegates each—in the Federation Council (upper house of the Russian parliament). ... Ulyanovsk Oblast (Улья́новская о́бласть) is an administrative division of the Russian Federation. ... Ulyanovsk Oblast (Улья́новская о́бласть) is an administrative division of the Russian Federation. ... Ulyanovsk Oblast (Улья́новская о́бласть) is an administrative division of the Russian Federation. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Federal subjects of the Russian Federation Being the largest country in the world, and one of the most populated, Russia incorporates several types and levels of subdivisions. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ... This is a list of cities and towns in Russia with population over 50,000, grouped by federal subject and sorted by population. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Postal codes are generally clearly visible outside local Australian post offices. ... // Proposed Country Code: 3 In 1996, the European Commission proposed the introduction of a single telephone numbering plan, in which all European Union member states would use the code 3. Calls between member states would no longer require the use of the international access code 00. This proposal would have... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Types of inhabited localities in Russia, Soviet Union, and some other post-Soviet states have certain peculiarities with respect to the English language traditions. ... The Volga (Russian: , Tatar Cyrillic: Идел, Latin: Ä°del) is the largest river in Europe in terms of length, discharge, and watershed. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ... Ulyanovsk Oblast (Улья́новская о́бласть) is an administrative division of the Russian Federation. ... “Lenin” redirects here. ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ... The 1989 Soviet Census was the final and most comprehensive census taken within The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics The census officially recorded the popullation of the USSR at 286,717,000, making it the third most populous country in the world. ...


In 1648, the boyar Bogdan Khitrovo founded a frontier fort of "Simbirsk" or "Sinbirsk" on top of the hill on the Western bank of the Volga River, designed to protect the eastern edge of the growing Russian Empire from the nomadic Nogais and to establish a foothold in the area. Just twenty years after founding, this fort managed to withstand a month-long siege by Stenka Razin's forces (some 20,000 in number). As the eastern border of Russia was rapidly pushed into Siberia, Simbirsk soon lost its strategic status and started to grow as a provincial town. It was promoted to city status in 1796. The Holy Trinity Cathedral was built in the restrained Neoclassical style in 1827–1841. The population of Simbirsk reached 26,000 by 1856; 43,000 by 1897. In 1924, the city was renamed Ulyanovsk in honor of its recently-deceased most famous son Vladimir Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, who was born there. Another Russian revolutionary leader Alexander Kerensky was also born in Simbirsk. Turkish nationalist Yusuf Akçura (Tatar: Yosıf Aqçura) was born in Simbirsk in 1876. The image of a man from a 17th century Trinity icon is believed to be the only surviving image of Bogdan Khitrovo[1] Bogdan Matveyevich Khitrovo (ca. ... The Volga (Russian: , Tatar Cyrillic: Идел, Latin: Ä°del) is the largest river in Europe in terms of length, discharge, and watershed. ... The Nogais, also spelled Nogay, Noghai, and often called the Caucasian Mongols (Caucasian refers to their geographic position, in the Caucasus mountains, not to their ethnicity), are a Turkic people, and an important ethnic group in the Daghestan region who speak the Turkic Nogai language. ... Stepan (Stenka) Timofeyevich Razin (Степан (Стенька) Тимофеевич Разин in Russian) (1630 - 6. ... “Lenin” redirects here. ... Alexander Kerensky This article is about the Russian politician. ... Yusuf Akçura(1876-1935) was a prominent Ottoman activist of the pan-Turkist or Turanism camp. ... Historically, the term Tatar (or Tartar) has been ambiguously used by Europeans to refer to many different peoples of Inner Asia and Northern Asia. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Bridge across the Volga
Bridge across the Volga

A railway bridge across the Volga was built in 1912–1916 and two automobile lanes were added to it in 1953–1958, allowing for the city to expand on the Eastern bank of the river and turning it into a transportation hub. The Kuybyshev hydroelectric plant was built 200 km south of Ulyanovsk in 1955–1957, flooding significant territories north and south of Ulyanovsk and increasing the width of Volga by up to 25–35 km in some places, 3–6 km near Ulyanovsk. At the present time, the aging and congested Ulyanovsk bridge is the only bridge across the Volga river along the 400 km stretch from Kazan to Tolyatti. A second bridge has been under construction since the late 1980s, but it is still far from being complete. When finished, it will be one of the largest bridges in Europe, at 5.5 km. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 655 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Volga near Ulyanovsk File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 655 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Volga near Ulyanovsk File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ... Kazan (Russian: ; Tatar: Qazan, Казан) is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, and one of Russias largest cities. ... Vasily Tatishchev monument in Toliatti Tolyatti (Толья́тти) is a city in Samara Oblast, Russia. ...


During the Soviet period, Ulyanovsk lost much of its historical heritage. All traces of the original wooden fort are gone, as are all churches of old Simbirsk; only a few 19th century buildings remain in the city, most notably the houses where Lenin lived between 1870–1887. The Holy Trinity Cathedral was being rebuilt, but now the rebuilding is cancelled. Some famous residents of Ulyanovsk are also remembered, such as historian Nikolai Karamzin and writer Ivan Goncharov. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ( Russian: Влади́мир Ильи́ч Ле́нин  listen?), original surname Ulyanov (Улья́нов) ( April 22 (April 10 ( O.S.)), 1870 – January 21, 1924), was a... Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin (December 1, 1766--1826) a Russian author credited with reforming the Russian literary language. ... Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (June 18, 1812 – September 27, 1891; June 6, 1812 – September 15, 1891, O.S.) was a Russian novelist best known as the author of Oblomov (1859). ...


Ulyanovsk is a significant industrial city. It is home to UAZ, a large automobile manufacturing plant, and Aviastar-SP, an airplane plant that is best known as the manufacturer of the heavy aircraft An-124 "Ruslan", as well as a number of smaller factories. It is host to Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport and Ulyanovsk Baratayevka Airport. UAZ (УАЗ), Ulyanovsky Avtomobilny Zavod is an automobile manufacturer based in Ulyanovsk, Russia which makes SUVs, buses and trucks. ... Tu 204-100, one of the aircrafts that are made by Aviastar-SP. Aviastar-SP is a Russian aicraft factory based in Ulyanovsk. ... The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (NATO reporting name: Condor) was the largest aircraft ever mass produced (until production of the Airbus A380), and was, until the advent of the An-225 Mriya, the largest aircraft in production. ... Ulyanovsk Vostochny (also Ulyanovsk and Ulyanovsk Northeast) (IATA: ULY, ICAO: UWLW) is an airport in Russia located 28 km northeast of Ulyanovsk. ... Ulyanovsk Baratayeveka Airport (also Ulyanovsk Southwest and Ulyanovsk) (ICAO: UWLL) is an airport in Russia located 9 km southwest of Ulyanovsk. ...


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Coat of arms of Ulyanovsk Oblast Cities and towns in Ulyanovsk Oblast Flag of Russia
Administrative center: Ulyanovsk

Barysh | Dimitrovgrad | Inza | Novoulyanovsk | Sengiley Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ulyanovsk Oblast (Улья́новская о́бласть) is an administrative division of the Russian Federation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Barysh (Russian: ) is a town in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Barysh River (Volgas tributary) 139 km south-west of Ulyanovsk at . ... Dimitrovgrad (Russian Димитровгра́д) is a city in Russia, in Ulyanovsk Oblast, at 54°14′N 49°35′E As of 2001, it has a population of 136,900. ... Coat of arms of Inza Inza (Russian: ) is a town in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Syuksyumka River (Suras basin) 167 km south-west of Ulyanovsk at . ... Novoulyanovsk (Russian: ) is a town in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Volga River 19 km south of Ulyanovsk at . ... Coat of arms of Sengiley Sengiley (Russian: ) is a town in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Kuybyshev Reservoir 72 km south of Ulyanovsk at . ...


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Ulyanovsk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (472 words)
Ulyanovsk (Russian: Улья́новск), formerly Simbirsk (Симби́рск), is a city on the Volga River in Russia, 893 km east from Moscow.
A railway bridge across the Volga was built in 1912-1916 and two automobile lanes were added to it in 1953-1958, allowing for the city to expand on the Eastern bank of the river and turning it into a transportation hub.
The Kuybyshev hydroelectric plant was built 200 km south of Ulyanovsk in 1955-1957, flooding significant territories north and south of Ulyanovsk and increasing the width of Volga by up to 25-35 km in some places, 3-6 km near Ulyanovsk.
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