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Kamyshin

En NameKamyshin
Ru NameКамышин
Latd50
Latm05
Longd45
Longm24
Map Label Positionright
Image CoaKamyshin gerb big.jpg
Image FlagFlag of Kamyshin.jpeg
Federal SubjectVolgograd Oblast
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurKamyshin Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead
Leader NameAlexander Chunakov
Representative BodyCity Duma
Area Km281
Pop 2010census199924
Pop 2010census Rank137th
Pop 2002census127891
Pop 2002census Rank129th
Established Date1668
Postal Codes403870-403895
Dialing Codes84457
DateMay 2010

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Kamyshin ( ) is a city in Volgograd Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Volgograd Reservoir of the Volga River, in the estuary of the Kamyshinka River. Population: 101,000 (1972); 24,000 (1939).

Kamyshin was founded in 1667 on the left bank of the Kamyshinka River. In 1710, all of its inhabitants were relocated to the fortress on the opposite bank of the river. This settlement was named Dmitriyevsk. In 1780, the name was changed to Kamyshin and it was granted town status. In the 19th century, Kamyshin turned into a merchant city with sawmills and windmills. It was formerly famous for its watermelon trade. Alexey Maresyev, a Russian flying ace, was born in Kamyshin.

FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin now plays in Russian Second Division; however, in 1992-1996 the club played in the top tier of Russian association football, achieving fourth place in 1993. This was followed by the campaign in UEFA Cup where Tekstilshchik reached the second round.

Near Kamyshin, there is a 330-meter tall guyed TV mast, which belongs to the tallest manmade structures in Volgograd Oblast.


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