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Bogolyubovo, Vladimir Oblast is located in Russia

Bogolyubovo, Vladimir Oblast is located in Vladimir Oblast
Coordinates: 56°11′N 40-°32′E / 56.183, 39.467
Country Russia
Federal Subject Vladimir Oblast
Rayon Suzdal
Time zone MSK (UTC+4)

Bogolyubovo (Russian: Боголю́бово) is a rural locality (a settlement) in Suzdal Rayon of Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located some 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) northeast of Vladimir, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 4,494 (2010 Census);[1] 4,218 (2002 Census);[2] 4,143 (1989 Census);[3] 3,900 (1969).


It was built between 1158 and 1165 by the order of Andrei of Bogolyubovo at the mouth of the Nerl River (where it flows into the Klyazma River). Russian Orthodox Christians believe that Bogolyubovo was founded on the spot where Andrei of Bogolyubovo had a miraculous vision of the Theotokos, who commanded him to build a church and a monastery on this spot. Consequently, the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl was built here. The church has been on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992.[4]

The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl in Bogolyubovo

Andrei of Bogolyubovo also commissioned the icon of the apparition of the Theotokos. This icon has been known as the Theotokos of Bogolyubovo.

After Andrei of Bogolyubovo's death, Bogolyubovo was ravaged and ransacked by Gleb of Ryazan in 1177. In the 1230s, the Mongols destroyed its fortifications.

In 1960–2006, Bogolyubovo had urban-type settlement status.


  1. ^ "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. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ UNESCO. World Heritage. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal

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