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En NameMagadan
Ru NameМагадан
Image SkylineMagadan seen from mountain.jpg
Image CaptionMagadan seen from the local mountains
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Magadan.png
Image FlagFlag Magadan, Russian Federation.svg
HolidayJuly 14
Federal SubjectMagadan Oblast
Adm Ctr OfMagadan Oblast
Urban Okrug JurMagadan Urban Okrug
Leader TitleMayor
Leader NameVladimir Pechyony
Representative BodyCity Duma
Area Km2180
Pop 2002census99399
Pop 2002census Rank169th
Established Date1930s
Postal Codes685000
Dialing Codes4132
DateMay 2010

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:Some old Greek Bible manuscripts have "Magadan" for one of the places in Palestine usually known as Magdala.Magadan ( ) is a port town on the Sea of Okhotsk and gateway to the Kolyma region. It is the administrative center of Magadan Oblast (since 1953), in the Russian Far East. Founded in 1929 on the site of an earlier settlement from the 1920s, it was granted the status of town in 1939. From 1932 to 1953 it was the administrative center of the Dalstroy concern and its corrective labor camp system. It lies in Nagayevo Bay in the Gulf of Tauisk. Population: 114,873 (2008 est.); Ship building and fishing are the major industries. The town has a seaport (fully navigable from May to December) and a small international airport, Sokol Airport. There is also a small airport nearby, Magadan 13. The unpaved Kolyma Highway leads from Magadan to the rich gold-mining region of the upper Kolyma River and then on to Yakutsk.

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