Main Births etc
Aleksandrov (English)
Александров (Russian)
-  Town  -
Russia-aleksandrov-courthouse,lenin statue.jpg
Courthouse and the statue of Lenin in Aleksandrov

Aleksandrov is located in Vladimir Oblast
Location of Aleksandrov in Vladimir Oblast
Coordinates: 56°23′30″N 38°42′50″E / 56.39167, 38.71389Coordinates: 56°23′30″N 38°42′50″E / 56.39167, 38.71389
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of July 2010)
Country Russia
Federal subject Vladimir Oblast
Administrative district Aleksandrov Rayon
Administrative center of Alexandrov Rayon
Municipal status (as of August 2009)
Municipal district Alexandrovsky Municipal Rayon
Urban settlement Alexandrov Urban Settlement
Head Ilya Pavlov (acting)
Population (2010 Census) 61,551 inhabitants[1]
Rank in 2010 262nd
Time zone MSK (UTC+04:00)[2]
Founded mid-14th century[3]
Postal code(s) 601650-601657
Dialing code(s) +7 49244
Aleksandrov on WikiCommons

Aleksandrov or Alexandrov (Russian: Александров, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandrəf]) is a town and the administrative center of Aleksandrov Rayon of Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located 120 kilometers (75 mi) northeast of Moscow. Population: 61,551 (2010 Census);[1] 64,824 (2002 Census);[4] 68,220 (1989 Census).[5]

Alexandrovskaya Sloboda (the former name of the settlement) served as the capital of Russia for three months (December 1564 to February 1565) under Tsar Ivan the Terrible until he agreed to return his court and the relics of Moscow which he had taken with him. Ivan agreed to return after the church gave him permission to found the Oprichnina.

It was granted town status in 1778.


Sister city[]


  1. ^ a b "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1 [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1)]" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Постановление №725 от 31 августа 2011 г. «О составе территорий, образующих каждую часовую зону, и порядке исчисления времени в часовых зонах, а также о признании утратившими силу отдельных Постановлений Правительства Российской Федерации». Вступил в силу по истечении 7 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Российская Газета", №197, 6 сентября 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Resolution #725 of August 31, 2011 On the Composition of the Territories Included into Each Time Zone and on the Procedures of Timekeeping in the Time Zones, as Well as on Abrogation of Several Resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation. Effective as of after 7 days following the day of the official publication.).
  3. ^ Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 16. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9. 
  4. ^ "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. May 21, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров. [All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers]" (in Russian). Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 

External links[]

Template:Capitals of Russia Template:Geo-Alexander

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Alexandrov (town). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.