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Karachev (English)
Карачев (Russian)
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Location of Bryansk Oblast in Russia
Location of Karachev in Bryansk Oblast
Coordinates: 53°07′N 34°58′E / 53.117°N 34.967°E / 53.117; 34.967Coordinates: 53°07′N 34°58′E / 53.117°N 34.967°E / 53.117; 34.967
Administrative status (as of November 2012)
Country Russia
Federal subject Bryansk Oblast[1]
Administrative district Karachevsky District[2]
Urban Administrative Okrug Karachevsky[2]
Administrative center of Karachevsky District,[1] Karachevsky Urban Administrative Okrug[2]
Municipal status (as of August 2012)
Municipal district Karachevsky Municipal District[3]
Urban settlement Karachevskoye Urban Settlement[3]
Administrative center of Karachevsky Municipal District,[3] Karachevskoye Urban Settlement[3]
Population (2010 Census) 19,715 inhabitants[4]
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[5]
First mentioned 1146
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Karachev (Russian: Карачев) is an ancient town and the administrative center of Karachevsky District in Bryansk Oblast, Russia. Population: 19,715(2010 Census);[4] 20,175(2002 Census);[6] 22,446(1989 Census).[7]


First chronicled in 1146, it was the capital of one of the Upper Oka Principalities in the Middle Ages, until its rulers moved their seat to Peremyshl. Karachev was part of Oryol Governorate from 1796 to 1920. Its old architecture was heavily damaged during World War II. Karachev was occupied by the German Army from 6 October 1941 to 15 August 1943.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Karachev serves as the administrative center of Karachevsky District.[1] As an administrative division, it is, together with thirty-one rural localities, incorporated within Karachevsky District as Karachevsky Urban Administrative Okrug.[2] As a municipal division, Karachevsky Urban Administrative Okrug is incorporated within Karachevsky Municipal District as Karachevskoye Urban Settlement.[3]


Near Karachev, there is a 300-meter (980 ft) tall radio mast used for CHAYKA radio navigation system.



  1. 1 2 3 4 Law #13-Z
  2. 1 2 3 4 Law #69-Z
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Law #3-Z
  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. 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.
  7. 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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