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En NameKislovodsk
Ru NameКисловодск
Image SkylineKislovodsk from Koltso-gora.jpg
Image CaptionPanoramic view of Kislovodsk from mt. Koltso-gora
Map Label Positionbottom
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Kislovodsk (Stavropol kray).png
Holidaylast Saturday in May
Federal SubjectStavropol Krai
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurKislovodsk Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead
Leader NameNatalya Lutsenko
Representative BodyCouncil of Deputies
Area Km241.5
Pop 2010census128502
Pop 2010census Rank128th
Pop 2002census129788
Pop 2002census Rank128th
Established Date1803
Postal Codes357700
Dialing Codes87937
DateMay 2010

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Kislovodsk ( ) is a city in Stavropol Krai, Russia, which lies in the North Caucasian region of the country, between the Black and Caspian Seas. The closest airport is located in the city of Mineralnye Vody. Population:

Kislovodsk (literally meaning "sour waters") was founded in 1803 as a military station. It is named after the many mineral springs around the city of narzan type. Kislovodsk is a spa town. Other notable spa towns in the vicinity include Yessentuki and Pyatigorsk. Town status was granted to it in 1903.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kislovodsk as a fashionable spa attracted many musicians, artists, and members of the Russian aristocracy. Several of the events in Mikhail Lermontov's novel A Hero Of Our Time are set in Kislovodsk.

The most famous native of Kislovodsk was Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. A museum is planned in the house he was born in. It is set to undergo renovations in 2011 in preparation. Nikolai Yaroshenko's memorial house is open to the public.

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