Mendeleyevsk (English)
Менделеевск (Russian)
Менделеев (Tatar)
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Location of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia
Location of Mendeleyevsk in the Republic of Tatarstan
Coordinates: 55°54′N 52°20′E / 55.900°N 52.333°E / 55.900; 52.333Coordinates: 55°54′N 52°20′E / 55.900°N 52.333°E / 55.900; 52.333
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of March 2015)
Country Russia
Federal subject Republic of Tatarstan[1]
Administrative district Mendeleyevsky District[1]
Administrative center of Mendeleyevsky District[1]
Municipal status (as of December 2014)
Municipal district Mendeleyevsky Municipal District[2]
Urban settlement Mendeleyevsk Urban Settlement[2]
Administrative center of Mendeleyevsky Municipal District,[2] Mendeleyevsk Urban Settlement[2]
Area (~1997) 14.1 km2 (5.4 sq mi)[3]
Population (2010 Census) 22,075 inhabitants[4]
Density 1,566/km2 (4,060/sq mi)[5]
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[6]
Founded 18th century[3]
Town status since 1967[3]
Previous names Bondyuga (until 1928),[3]
Bondyuzhsky (until 1967)[3]
Postal code(s)[7] 423650–423652
Dialing code(s) +7 85549
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Mendeleyevsk (Russian: Менделе́евск; Tatar: Cyrillic Менделеев, Latin Mendeleyev) is a town and the administrative center of Mendeleyevsky District in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the right bank of Nizhnekamskoye Reservoir, 238 kilometers (148 mi) from the republic's capital of Kazan. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 22,075.[4]


It was founded as the selo of Bondyuga (Бондюга) in the 18th century.[3] It was granted urban-type settlement status and renamed Bondyuzhsky (Бондюжский) in 1928.[3] In 1967, it was granted town status and given its present name[3] after Dmitry Mendeleyev, who visited the factory there.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Mendeleyevsk serves as the administrative center of Mendeleyevsky District, to which it is directly subordinated.[1] As a municipal division, the town of Mendeleyevsk is incorporated within Mendeleyevsky Municipal District as Mendeleyevsk Urban Settlement.[2]


As of 1997, industrial enterprises in the town included a chemical plant, a bakery, and a fertilizer factory.[3]

Begishevo, the nearest airport, is located 50 kilometers (31 mi) south of Mendeleyevsk. The nearest railway station is Tikhonovo on the Agryz–Akbash line, 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) to the south.[3]


Mendeleyevsk population
2010 Census 22,075[4]
2002 Census 22,027[8]
1989 Census 18,085[9]
1979 Census 13,986[10]

As of 1989, the population was ethnically mostly Tatar (48.5%), Russian (43.6%), Udmurt (2.4%), and Mari (2.1%).[3]

Notable people



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Order #01-02/9
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Law #29-ZRT
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Inhabited Localities of the Republic of Tatarstan, p. 188
  4. 1 2 3 Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  5. The value of density was calculated automatically by dividing the 2010 Census population by the area specified in the infobox. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox does not necessarily correspond to the area of the entity proper or is reported for the same year as the population.
  6. Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  7. Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  8. Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian). Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  9. Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров" [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  10. "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1979 г. Национальный состав населения по регионам России. (All Union Population Census of 1979. Ethnic composition of the population by regions of Russia.)". Всесоюзная перепись населения 1979 года (All-Union Population Census of 1979) (in Russian). Demoscope Weekly (website of the Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. 1979. Retrieved 2008-11-25.


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