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En NameKovrov
Ru NameКовров
Image SkylineKovrovvok.JPG
Image CaptionKovrov station is one of the few stops made by Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod express trains
Map Label Positionbottom
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Kovrov (Vladimir oblast).png
Image FlagFlag of Kovrov (Vladimir oblast).png
Federal SubjectVladimir Oblast
Adm Ctr OfKovrovsky District
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurKovrov Urban Okrug
Area Km257.4
Pop 2010census145492
Pop 2010census Rank118th
Pop 2002census155499
Pop 2002census Rank112th
Established Date1788
Dialing Codes49232
DateMay 2010

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Kovrov ( ) is a city and the administrative center of Kovrovsky District of Vladimir Oblast, Russia, situated on the right bank of the Klyazma River (a tributary of the Oka). Kovrov's population as of the preliminary results of the 2010 Census was 145,492; down from 155,499 recorded in the 2002 Census, and further down from 159,942 recorded in the 1989 Census). In terms of population, it is the second-largest city in Vladimir Oblast (after Vladimir). In 1977, Kovrov's population had been estimated at 140,000.

Kovrov is a major center of Russia's defense industry, specializing in mechanical engineering, metal processing, textile and light industry, and building industry. Kovrov is home to Degtyaryov plant, Kovrov Mechanical Factory, Kovrov Electromechanical Factory, and CB Armatura.

Located on the Moscow Nizhny Novgorod rail line-one of Russia's oldest railroads and one of the alternative routes of the Transsiberian-Kovrov is also connected to Murom (which is served by the Moscow to Kazan rail line) by the Murom Railway.

Overshadowed by the neighboring Starodub-on-the-Klyazma since the 12th century, Kovrov eventually attained town status in 1778. On July 13, 1978 (city's 200th anniversary) Kovrov was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

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