Alexandrov, Vladimir Oblast

For other places with the same name, see Alexandrov (inhabited locality).
Alexandrov (English)
Александров (Russian)
-  Town[1]  -

Courthouse and the statue of Lenin in Alexandrov

Location of Vladimir Oblast in Russia
Location of Alexandrov in Vladimir Oblast
Coordinates: 56°24′N 38°44′E / 56.400°N 38.733°E / 56.400; 38.733Coordinates: 56°24′N 38°44′E / 56.400°N 38.733°E / 56.400; 38.733
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of September 2013)
Country Russia
Federal subject Vladimir Oblast[1]
Administrative district Alexandrovsky District[1]
Administrative center of Alexandrovsky District[2]
Municipal status (as of August 2009)
Municipal district Alexandrovsky Municipal District[3]
Urban settlement Alexandrov Urban Settlement[3]
Administrative center of Alexandrovsky Municipal District,[3] Alexandrov Urban Settlement[3]
Head Anatoly Ravin
Population (2010 Census) 61,551 inhabitants[4]
- Rank in 2010 262nd
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[5]
Founded mid-14th century[6]
Town status since 1778
Previous names Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Postal code(s)[7] 601650-601657
Dialing code(s) +7 49244
Official website
Alexandrov on Wikimedia Commons

Alexandrov (Russian: Александров; IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandrəf]) is a town and the administrative center of Alexandrovsky District in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located 120 kilometers (75 mi) northeast of Moscow. Population: 61,551(2010 Census);[4] 64,824(2002 Census);[8] 68,220(1989 Census).[9]


It was established in the mid-14th century[6] and was known as Alexandrovskaya Sloboda (Александровская Слобода). It served as the capital of Russia for three months (from 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.

Lenina Street in Alexandrov

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Alexandrov serves as the administrative center of Alexandrovsky District,[2] to which it is directly subordinated.[1] As a municipal division, the town of Alexandrov is incorporated within Alexandrovsky Municipal District as Alexandrov Urban Settlement.[3]

Sister city


A cathedral of Alexandrovskaya Sloboda


  1. 1 2 3 4 Resolution #433
  2. 1 2 Государственный комитет Российской Федерации по статистике. Комитет Российской Федерации по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации. №ОК 019-95 1 января 1997 г. «Общероссийский классификатор объектов административно-территориального деления. Код 17 205», в ред. изменения №259/2014 от 12 декабря 2014 г.. (State Statistics Committee of the Russian Federation. Committee of the Russian Federation on Standardization, Metrology, and Certification. #OK 019-95 January 1, 1997 Russian Classification of Objects of Administrative Division . Code 17 205, as amended by the Amendment #259/2014 of December 12, 2014. ).
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Law #61-OZ
  4. 1 2 Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  5. Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  6. 1 2 Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 16. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9.
  7. Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  8. Russian Federal State Statistics 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 of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian). Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  9. 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). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014.


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