Ardon, North Ossetie-Alanie

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Coordinates: 43°11′N 44°18′E / 43.183°N 44.300°E / 43.183; 44.300

Ardon (Roushie: Ардо́н‎; Ossetic: Æрыдон) is a toun an the admeenistrative center o Ardonsky Destrict o the Republic o North Ossetie-Alanie, Roushie, locatit in the central pairt o the republic on the wast bank o the Ardon River, 39 kilometers (24 mi) northwest of the republic's capital Vladikavkaz. Population: 17,521 (2002 Census);[1] 13,536 (1989 Census).[2]

It wis foondit in 1824 an wis grantit toun status in 1964.

The toun is an important road an rail junction at the heid o a branch line tae the soothren toun o Alagir. Till 1964, it wis anerlie a veelage, afore it wis transformit intae an industrial-agricultural hub wi a cannery, hemp processin factory, an ither facilities for fuid an agricultural processin.

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  1. "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]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. May 21, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  2. 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]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989) (in Russian). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012.