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En NamePyatigorsk
Ru NameПятигорск
Image SkylineView of Pyatigorsk from Mt.Mashuk.JPG
Image CaptionView of Pyatigorsk from Mt.Mashuk, 2007
Map Label Positiontop
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Pyatigorsk (Stavropol kray).png
Image FlagFlag of Pyatigorsk.png
Federal SubjectStavropol Krai
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurPyatigorsk Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead
Leader NameLev Travnev
Representative BodyCouncil of Deputies
Area Km297
Pop 2010census142397
Pop 2010census Rank121st
Pop 2002census140559
Pop 2002census Rank119th
Established Date1780
Postal Codes357500
Dialing Codes8793
DateApril 2010

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Pyatigorsk ( ) is a city in Stavropol Krai on the Podkumok River, about 20 km from Mineralnye Vody. Since January 19, 2010 it has been the administrative center of the North Caucasian Federal District of Russia. Population:

The name Pyatigorsk is derived from the fused Russian words " " (five mountains) and the city is so called because of the five peaks of the Beshtau (which also means five mountains in Turkic) of the Caucasian mountain range overlooking the city. It was founded in 1780, and has been a health spa with mineral springs since 1803. The Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov was shot in a duel at Pyatigorsk on July 27, 1841. There is a museum in the city devoted to his memory. The Zionist activist Joseph Trumpeldor was born in Pyatigorsk.

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