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Kemerovo

Кемерово

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Kemerovo

Kemerovo is a city in Russia, the administrative center of the Kemerovo region. It currently occupies the thirtieth place in terms of population and the fiftieth in area among the cities of Russia. It is located in the south of Western Siberia, on both banks of the Tom and Iskitimka rivers, in the northern part of the Kuznetsk coal basin (Kuzbass).

Kemerovo is an important administrative, economic, scientific, cultural, transport and industrial center of Siberia. Kemerovo is the first populated city in the Kemerovo Region and population density. The city is the center of the Kemerovo agglomeration. Population - 558,973 people. (2018).

Since the beginning of the 20th century, coal industry enterprises have been operating in the city. There are enterprises of the chemical, light and food industries. City Day is celebrated on June 12th.

 

 

 

History of Kemerovo

Kemerovo is an amalgamation of, and successor to, several older Russian settlements. A waypoint named Verkhotomsky ostrog was established nearby in 1657 on a road from Tomsk to Kuznetsk fortress. In 1701, the settlement of Shcheglovsk was founded on the left bank of the Tom; soon it became a village. By 1859, seven villages existed where modern Kemerovo is now: Shcheglovka (or Ust-Iskitimskoye), Kemerovo (named in 1734), Yevseyevo, Krasny Yar, Kur-Iskitim (Pleshki), Davydovo (Ishanovo), and Borovaya. In 1721, coal was discovered in the area. The first coal mines were established in 1907, later a chemical plant was established in 1916. By 1917, the population of Shcheglovo had grown to around 4,000 people.

The area's further development was boosted by the construction of a railway between Yurga and Kolchugino (now Leninsk-Kuznetsky) with a connection between Topki and Shcheglovo. Shcheglovo was granted town status on May 9, 1918, which is now considered to be the date of Kemerovo's founding; and was later known as Shcheglovsk. The town became the central location for the Kuzbass Autonomous Industrial Colony which was established there in 1921. 650 workers from 20 different countries settled there and set up what became the Kemerovo Coke Chemical Plant. Some of their descendants visited the modern factory in 2011. On May 27, 1932, Shcheglovsk was renamed Kemerovo and became the administrative center of Kemerovo Oblast in 1943. In March 2018, 64 people were killed when a fire broke out in a shopping mall in the town.

 

 

 


 

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