Slantsy

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Coordinates: 59°07′N 28°05′E / 59.117°N 28.083°E / 59.117; 28.083

A biggin in Slantsy wi the toun's coat o airms

Slantsy (Roushie: Сла́нцы‎) is a toun an the admeenistrative center o Slantsevsky Destrict o Leningrad Oblast, Roushie, situatit on the Plyussa River, 192 kilometers (119 mi) wast o St. Petersburg. Population: 37,371 (2002 Census);[1] 43,087 (1989 Census).[2].

The creation o a settlement wis proposed in 1930 bi Sergey Kirov; construction began in 1932. The main street wis namit efter Kirov. Offeecial toun status wis grantit in 1949.

The toun's name is the Roushie wird for shale. The toun wis lairgely sustained bi shale minin, as depictit on its coat o airms, an the resultin fuel wis uised tae licht the streets o St. Petersburg in the 19t century. The mines are nou lairgely closed due tae decrease in local demand an disagreements ower contracts wi nearbi Estonie. This haes resultit in lairge-scale local unemployment. Furthermair, the disuised mines present a serious ecological threat tae watter supplies in the region.

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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.