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Kurgan, Kurgan Oblast

En NameKurgan
Ru NameКурган
Image SkylineКурган, троицкая улица, 1-ая часть.jpg
Map Label Positiontop
Image CoaKurgan coat of arms.png
Image FlagKurgan flag.png
HolidayJuly 9
Federal SubjectKurgan Oblast
Adm Ctr OfKurgan Oblast
Inhabloc CatCity
Mun Data As OfFebruary 2009
Urban Okrug JurKurgan Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead of Administration
Leader NameViktor Serkov
Area Km2390
Pop 2010census333600
Pop 2010census Rank53rd
Pop 2002census345515
Pop 2002census Rank50th
Established Date1662
Postal Codes640ххх
Dialing Codes3522
DateMay 2010

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Kurgan ( ) is the city and the administrative center of Kurgan Oblast, Russia. It is one of the oldest cities in Siberia. Founded in 1662 as Tsaryovo Gorodishche ( ), it acquired its present name in 1782, which it became the chief town of an uyezd. Its coat of arms dates from 1785, and it became the administrative center of Kurgan Oblast in 1943.

Kurgan is on the Trans-Siberian railway line, between Yekaterinburg and Omsk. It is served by two train stations, Kurgan Airport and was home to Kurgan West air base during the Cold War. It is also a home to Ilizarov’s Scientific Center of Reparative Traumatology and Orthopedics, KAvZ autobus plant, and the machine building company Kurganmashzavod which produces the widely known BMP-1, BMP-2 and BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles.

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