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Dzerzhinsk, Russia

En NameDzerzhinsk
Ru NameДзержинск
Map Label Positionbottom
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Dzerzhinsk (Nizhny Novgorod oblast).png
HolidayLast Sunday of May
Federal SubjectNizhny Novgorod Oblast
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurDzerzhinsk Urban Okrug
Leader TitleMayor
Leader NameViktor Sopin
Representative BodyCity Duma
Area Km2219.92
Pop 2010census240800
Pop 2010census Rank77th
Pop 2002census261334
Pop 2002census Rank72nd
Established Date1929
Prev Name1Rastyapino
Prev Name1 Date1929
Postal Codes606000-606039
Dialing Codes8313
DateMay 2010

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Dzerzhinsk ( ) is a city in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, situated along the Oka River, about 400 km (248.5 mi) east of Moscow. Population: The city is named after Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, a Polish Bolshevik leader who was the first head of the Cheka (secret police).

Modern-day Dzerzhinsk is a large center of the Russian chemicals production industry. In the past, the city was also among Russia's principal production sites for chemical weapons. Owing to its strategic significance, this city was until recently officially closed to foreign visitors.

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