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Arkhangelsk

Arkhangelsk (a.k.a. Archangel) is the third most populous city in northwest Russia after St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad. Administrative center of the Arkhangelsk Oblast.

Arkhangelsk (a.k.a. Archangel) is the third most populous city in northwest Russia after St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad. Administrative center of the Arkhangelsk Oblast.

Arkhangelsk also known in English as Archangel and Archangelsk, is a city and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. It lies on both banks of the Northern Dvina near its exit into the White Sea. The city spreads for over 40 kilometres (25 mi) along the banks of the river and numerous islands of its delta. Arkhangelsk was the chief seaport of medieval and early modern Russia until 1703, when it was replaced by the newly-founded Saint Petersburg.

As of January 1, 2022, in terms of population, the city was in 55th place out of 1117 cities of the Russian Federation.

In the dynamics of the population of Arkhangelsk, there are two significant declines: during the Great Patriotic War and after the collapse of the USSR. From the beginning of the 1990s until 2007, due to migration and negative natural growth, the population of the city was continuously decreasing. But since 2007, due to a decrease in mortality and an increase in the birth rate, as well as due to the influx of the population, the population of the city began to decrease at a slower rate.

Arkhangelsk twice celebrated the birth of its 400,000th inhabitant (and yet its population is now only about 350,000 people). The first time this happened was December 3, 1972. However, in 1977, the village of Pervomaisky (Arkhbum) with a population of about 40 thousand people was excluded from the city, which became a separate city of regional subordination Novodvinsk. As a result, the population has fallen below 400,000. It continued to grow, and in the mid-1980s, the birth of the 400,000th Arkhangelsk citizen was again solemnly celebrated, but as a result of the exclusion of military towns from the population of Arkhangelsk (see above), the population of the city again turned out to be 40 thousand less.

Men - 45.0%, women - 55.0%.

Government

Urban

The structure of local governments of the municipality of the city of Arkhangelsk is:

1. representative body - Arkhangelsk City Duma

2. head of the city administration - head of the municipality of the city of Arkhangelsk. Until January 1, 2016 - mayor of the city of Arkhangelsk.

3. city ​​administration - the administration of the municipality of the city of Arkhangelsk. Until January 1, 2016 - the mayor's office of the city of Arkhangelsk.

City administration

District

The authorities of the Primorsky municipal district of the Arkhangelsk region are also located in the city:

1. assembly of deputies

2. the head of the district, elected by residents for a period of 5 years

3. district administration

4. District Audit Office.

Regional

All legislative, executive and judicial authorities of the Arkhangelsk region are located in the city. The government and administration of the governor are located in the building at Troitsky Prospect, 49, next to it, at Lenin Square, 1, the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of Deputies; The Arkhangelsk Regional Court is on Karl Marx Street, the Arbitration Court is on Loginova Street.

British Mk.V tank installed on Troitsky Prospekt in Arkhangelsk

Timeline

June 9, 2022
Arkhangelsk

Further Resources

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All about the most interesting places in Arkhangelsk.

Web

October 24, 2020

Arkhangelsk - the land of Pomors, wooden treasures and Soviet memories (PHOTOS)

Viktoria Malik

Web

December 31, 2019

Arkhangelsk -- Life in North Russia | Winter Solstice Walk

Web

December 29, 2021

News

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August 27, 2019
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