Luga, Leningrad Oblast

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Luga

Луга
Luga in 2003
Luga in 2003
Banner o Luga
Banner
Coat o airms o Luga
Coat o airms
Location o Luga
Luga is locatit in Roushie
Luga
Luga
Location o Luga
Luga is locatit in Leningrad Oblast
Luga
Luga
Luga (Leningrad Oblast)
Coordinates: 58°44′N 29°51′E / 58.733°N 29.850°E / 58.733; 29.850Coordinates: 58°44′N 29°51′E / 58.733°N 29.850°E / 58.733; 29.850
KintraRoushie
Federal subjectLeningrad Oblast
Foondit1777
Toun status syne1777
Govrenment
 • Head of AdministrationVladimir Bakunev
Area
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation
48 m (157 ft)
Population
 • Tot38,593
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
35,262 (-8.6%)
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (Moscow Time Eedit this on Wikidata[3])
Postal code(s)[4]
188230-188233, 188235-188238
Dialin code(s)+7 81372
Twin tounsMikkeliEedit this on Wikidata
OKTMO ID41633101001

Luga (Roushie: Лу́га; Finnish: Laukaa; Votic: Laugaz) is a toun an the admeenistrative centre o Luzhsky Destrict o Leningrad Oblast, Roushie, locatit on the Luga River 140 kilometers (87 mi) sooth o St. Petersburg. Population: 38,593 (2010 Census);[1] 40,434 (2002 Census);[5] 41,769 (1989 Census).[6]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Luga wis foondit on the banks o the river o that name bi order o the Catherine the Great on August 3, 1777. Locals divide the toun's development intae sax stages:

  1. Initial construction (1777–c. 1800)
  2. Early growthe tae population o 3,000 (c. 1810–c. 1860)
  3. Intense social an urban development (c. 1870–1910)
  4. Soviet development accordin tae the teepical plan for smawer touns (1926–c. 1950)
  5. Reconstruction o the historical toun structur (c. 1960–c. 1995)
  6. Transition tae free mercat agro-industrial toun (c. 1995–2005).

The Warld War II German advance on Leningrad wis temporarily haltit bi seiven regular, militia an irregular diveesions in the Luga aurie an this delayed the commencement o the Siege o Leningrad bi ower a month.[7] In recognition o this feat, the toun wis awairdit the teetle o "Hero Ceety" an leeted as ane o the Warld War II Ceeties o Militar Glory bi Vladimir Putin on his last wirkin day as preses.[8] German occupation o Luga lastit from 24 August 1941 tae 12 Februar 1944.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun is the main centre o transport, industrie, agricultur, an commerce sooth o St. Petersburg. It haes a University (KGU Kirilla and Mefodia), three Institutes o Technical Education, an sax schuils. Thare are road an rail links wi the neebourin ceeties o Saunt Petersburg, Pskov, an Veliky Novgorod.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roushie Federal State Stateestics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 Aw-Roushie Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 Aw-Roushie Population Census) (in Roushie). Federal State Stateestics Service. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Roushie Federal State Stateestics Service. Retrieved 23 Januar 2019.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. "Об исчислении времени" [On the calculation of time]. Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Roushie). 3 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2019. 
  4. Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Roushie)
  5. Roushie Federal State Stateestics Service (May 21, 2004). "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 o Roushie, Its Federal Destricts, Federal Subjects, Destricts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Admeenistrative Centres, an Rural Localities wi Population o Ower 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [Aw-Roushie Population Census o 2002] (in Roushie). Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  6. 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" [Aw Union Population Census o 1989: Present Population o Union an Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts an Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Destricts, Urban Settlements, an Veelages Servin as Destrict Admeenistrative Centres]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [Aw-Union Population Census o 1989] (in Roushie). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute o Demografie at the Naitional Resairch Varsity: Heicher Schuil o Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  7. Clark, Alan (2005). Barbarossa: The Russian - German Conflict 1941-1945. London: Cassell. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-304-35864-9. 
  8. RT News. "Russian cities rewarded for WW2 heroics". 

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