Michurinsk (English)
Мичуринск (Russian)
-  Town[1]  -

Location of Tambov Oblast in Russia
Location of Michurinsk in Tambov Oblast
Coordinates: 52°53′N 40°29′E / 52.883°N 40.483°E / 52.883; 40.483Coordinates: 52°53′N 40°29′E / 52.883°N 40.483°E / 52.883; 40.483
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of November 2011)
Country Russia
Federal subject Tambov Oblast[1]
Administratively subordinated to town of oblast significance of Michurinsk[1]
Administrative center of Michurinsky District,[1] town of oblast significance of Michurinsk[1]
Municipal status (as of November 2011)
Urban okrug Michurinsk Urban Okrug[2]
Administrative center of Michurinsk Urban Okrug,[2] Michurinsky Municipal District[2]
Population (2010 Census) 98,758 inhabitants[3]
- Rank in 2010 170th
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[4]
Founded 1635
Town status since 1779
Previous names Kozlov (until 1932)
Michurinsk on Wikimedia Commons

Michurinsk (Russian: Мичу́ринск) is the second most populous town in Tambov Oblast, Russia. Population: 98,758(2010 Census);[3] 96,093(2002 Census);[5] 109,081(1989 Census).[6]


Originally known as Kozlov (Козло́в), it was founded in 1635 at the northern end of the emerging Belgorod Line.[7] A 25-kilometer (16 mi) earthen wall was built eastward across the open steppe effectively blocking the Nogai Trail, a Tatar raiding route. The success of this line led to the building of further lines further south. The settlement was granted town status in 1779.

The town was renamed Michurinsk in 1932[8] after the biologist Ivan Michurin, who had developed a genetic laboratory and agricultural testing fields in the Tambov region, dedicated to pomology (the study of fruit growing) and selection biology.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Michurinsk serves as the administrative center of Michurinsky District, even though it is not a part of it.[1] As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the town of oblast significance of Michurinsk—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, the town of oblast significance of Michurinsk is incorporated as Michurinsk Urban Okrug.[2]


The town is home to Michurinsk air base.

Twin towns and sister cities

Michurinsk is twinned with:



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Law #72-Z
  2. 1 2 3 4 Law #232-Z
  3. 1 2 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.
  4. 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.).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Davies, Brian (2004). State power and community in early modern Russia : the case of Kozlov, 1635-1649. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 72. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  8. "History of the Area - Michurinsky District (Official Web Site)" (in Russian). Michurinsky District. Retrieved July 17, 2016.


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