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Engels (city)

En NameEngels
Ru NameЭнгельс
Map Label Positionbottom
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Engels (Saratov oblast).png
Federal SubjectSaratov Oblast
Inhabloc CatCity
Mun District JurEngelssky Municipal District
Urban Settlement JurEngels Urban Settlement
Leader TitleMayor
Pop 2010census202400
Pop 2010census Rank92nd
Pop 2002census193984
Pop 2002census Rank95th
Established Date1747
Prev Name1Pokrovskaya sloboda
Prev Name1 Date1914
Prev Name2Pokrovsk
Prev Name2 Date1931
Postal Codes413100
Dialing Codes8453
DateMay 2010

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Engels ( ) is a city in Saratov Oblast, Russia. It is a port on the Volga River, located across from Saratov and connected to it with a bridge (since 1965). Population: 163,000 (1977); 130,000 (1970); 91,000 (1959); 22,000 (1897).

Founded in 1747 as Pokrovskaya sloboda ( ), it was granted town status and renamed Pokrovsk (Покровск) in 1914. Its German name was Kosakenstadt. It became the capital of the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, now a part of Saratov Oblast, in 1924, and it was renamed Engels after Friedrich Engels in 1931.

It was founded by Ukrainian settlers, and was settled by Germans during the reign of Catherine the Great; it is now a major center of Volga German culture. It is the site of Engels Air Force Base, Russia's largest and most active strategic bomber base.

On 26.08.2011 in Engels was unveiled a monument in honor of the Russian-German victims of repression within the USSR.

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