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Novocherkassk (English)
Новочеркасск (Russian)
—  Inhabited locality  —
Novoch Triumph arc.JPG
A triumphal archs, erected to commemorate the Cossack victories over Napoleon
Map of Russia - Rostov Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Rostov Oblast on the map of Russia
Novocherkassk is located in Rostov Oblast
Location of Novocherkassk on the map of Rostov Oblast
Coordinates: 47°25′N 40°05′E / 47.417°N 40.083°E / 47.417; 40.083Coordinates: 47°25′N 40°05′E / 47.417°N 40.083°E / 47.417; 40.083
Coat of arms of Novocherkassk.JPG
Coat of arms
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Rostov Oblast
In administrative jurisdiction of Rostov Oblast
Municipal status
Municipal Status Urban settlement
Head of Administration Anatoly Panfilovich Volkov
Representative body Council of Deputies
Statistics
Area 100 km2 (38.6 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census) 177,000 inhabitants[1]
Rank 102
- Density 1,770 /km2 (4,600/sq mi)[2]
Time zone MSK/MSD (UTC+3/+4)
Founded 1805
Postal code(s) 3464xx
Dialing code(s) +7 +7 8635
Official website http://www.novochgrad.ru/

Novocherkassk (Russian: Новочерка́сск) is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Tuzlov River and on the Aksay River. It was formerly the capital of the Don Cossacks. Population: 180,800 (2005 est.); 170,822 (2002 Census); 187,973 (1989 Census); 178,000 (1974); 123,000 (1959); 81,000 (1939); 52,000 (1897).

Novocherkassk was founded in 1805 by Matvei Platov, as the administrative center of the Don Voisko Lands, when the inhabitants of the Cherkassk stanitsa were compelled to leave their abodes on the banks of the Don on account of the frequent inundations.

During the Russian Civil War, Novocherkassk was the heart of the Don counterrevolution and was under the command of Aleksei Maksimovich Kaledin. The Red Army finally ousted the Whites from this town on January 7, 1920.
During World War II, Novocherkassk was occupied by the German army between July 24, 1942 and February 13, 1943. In 1962, the local food riots were brutally suppressed by the Soviet Army in the event known as the Novocherkassk Massacre.

Novocherkassk was once an archiepiscopal see of the Greek Orthodox Church and has a cathedral (1904), the palace of the ataman of the Cossacks, and monuments to Matvei Platov and Yermak Timofeyevich (Mikeshin, 1904). During the bicentenary celebrations in September 2005 another monument, dedicated to the reconciliation of White and Red Cossacks, was opened in the presence of the members of the Romanov family.

Twin cities

Novocherkassk is twinned with:

References

  1. ^ Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек (Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000)" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002). Federal State Statistics Service. http://perepis2002.ru/ct/html/TOM_01_04_1.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-19.  
  2. ^ The value of density was calculated automatically by dividing the 2002 Census population by the area specified in the infobox. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox does not necessarily correspond to the area of the entity proper or is reported for the same year as the Census (2002).

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From LoveToKnow 1911

NOVOCHERKASSK, a town of Russia, capital of the Don Cossacks territory, situated on a hill 400 ft. above the plain, at the confluence of the Don with the Aksai, 45 m. from the Sea of Azov, and 32 m. by rail N.E. from Rostov. Pop. (1897) 52,005. It was founded in 1805, when the inhabitants of the Cherkassk stanitsa (now Old Cherkassk) were compelled to leave their abodes on the banks of the Don on account of the frequent inundations. The town is an archiepiscopal see of the Orthodox Greek Church, and possesses a cathedral (1904), a museum, the palace of the ataman (chief) of the Cossacks, and monuments to M. I. Platov (a Cossack chief) and T. Yermak (1904), the conqueror of West Siberia. Wide suburbs extend to the S.W., and the right bank of the Aksai is dotted with the villas of the Cossack officials. Manufactures make slow progress. An active trade is carried on in corn, wine and timber (exports), and manufactures and grocery wares (imports).


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