Pudozh (English)
Пудож (Russian)
Puudoži (Karelian)
-  Town[1]  -

A street in Pudozh

Location of the Republic of Karelia in Russia
Location of Pudozh in the Republic of Karelia
Coordinates: 61°48′N 36°31′E / 61.800°N 36.517°E / 61.800; 36.517Coordinates: 61°48′N 36°31′E / 61.800°N 36.517°E / 61.800; 36.517
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of April 2013)
Country Russia
Federal subject Republic of Karelia[1]
Administrative district Pudozhsky District[1]
Administrative center of Pudozhsky District[1]
Municipal status (as of April 2013)
Municipal district Pudozhsky Municipal District[2]
Urban settlement Pudozhskoye Urban Settlement[2]
Administrative center of Pudozhsky Municipal District,[3] Pudozhskoye Urban Settlement[2]
Population (2010 Census) 9,698 inhabitants[4]
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[5]
First mentioned 1382
Town status since 1785
Previous names Pudoga,
Pudozhsky Pogost
Pudozh on Wikimedia Commons

Pudozh (Russian: Пудож; Karelian: Puudoži; Veps: Pudož; Finnish: Puudosi or Puutoinen) is a town and the administrative center of Pudozhsky District of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, located on the Vodla River 115 kilometers (71 mi) east of Petrozavodsk, but 352 kilometers (219 mi) traveling by the road around Lake Onega. Population: 9,698(2010 Census);[4] 10,632(2002 Census);[6] 10,982(1989 Census);[7] 8,000 (1970).

An international tourist route Blue Highway ends in Pudozh. The route leads from Norway via Sweden and Finland to Republic of Karelia.


It was first mentioned in 1382 as a settlement of Pudoga, which would later be called Pudozhsky Pogost. It was granted town status in 1785.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Pudozh serves as the administrative center of Pudozhsky District, to which it is directly subordinated.[1] As a municipal division, the town of Pudozh, together with eleven rural localities, is incorporated within Pudozhsky Municipal District as Pudozhskoye Urban Settlement.[2]



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Law #871-RZK
  2. 1 2 3 4 Law #813-RZK
  3. Law #825-ZRK
  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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