Shuya, Ivanovo Oblast

For other places with the same name, see Shuya (inhabited locality).
Shuya (English)
Шуя (Russian)
-  Town[1]  -

Resurrection Cathedral and its bell tower in Shuya

Location of Ivanovo Oblast in Russia
Location of Shuya in Ivanovo Oblast
Coordinates: 56°51′00″N 41°22′00″E / 56.85000°N 41.36667°E / 56.85000; 41.36667Coordinates: 56°51′00″N 41°22′00″E / 56.85000°N 41.36667°E / 56.85000; 41.36667
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of October 2011)
Country Russia
Federal subject Ivanovo Oblast[1]
Administratively subordinated to Town of Shuya[2]
Administrative center of Shuysky District,[1] Town of Shuya 
Municipal status (as of January 2005)
Urban okrug Shuya Urban Okrug[3]
Administrative center of Shuya Urban Okrug,[3] Shuysky Municipal District[3]
Head[4] Natalya Koryagina (acting)[4]
Area 33.29 km2 (12.85 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census) 58,486 inhabitants[5]
- Rank in 2010 283rd
Density 1,757/km2 (4,550/sq mi)[6]
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[7]
First mentioned 1393
Town status since 1778
Postal code(s)[8] 155900—155906, 155908, 155912
Dialing code(s) +7 49351
Official website
Shuya on Wikimedia Commons

Shuya (Russian: Шу́я) is the third largest town in Ivanovo Oblast, Russia; located on the Teza River. Population: 58,486(2010 Census);[5] 62,449(2002 Census);[9] 69,362(1989 Census).[10]


Central Market Place, 1890s

The first record of Shuya is dated by 1393. Since 1403, the area was held by a branch of the House of Suzdal, which got their name "Shuysky" after the town. In 1539, the town was sacked by Safa Giray of Kazan. In 1566, it was taken by Ivan the Terrible as his personal property into Oprichnina. In 1722, the town was visited by Peter the Great, who launched textile manufacturing there. Town status was granted to it in 1778. By the 19th century, Shuya was developed into a major flax-processing center, although it has been since superseded in importance by the neighboring town of Ivanovo.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Shuya serves as the administrative center of Shuysky District,[1] even though it is not a part of it.[2] As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the Town of Shuya—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[2] As a municipal division, the Town of Shuya is incorporated as Shuya Urban Okrug.[3]


Nikolo-Shartomsky Abbey

Nikolo-Shartomsky Abbey, situated 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) from Shuya, has one of the largest monastic communities in Russia. The cloister was first mentioned in 1425. It has a cathedral from 1652 and a refectory from 1678. The belltower of the Resurrection Cathedral, is the tallest freestanding bell tower in the world.

Notable people

Notable people from Shuya include peasant Feodor Vassilyev, whose first wife still holds the world record for most children ever born (sixty-nine). Mikhail Frunze led textile workers in the town in a strike action during the Revolution of 1905.

See also



  1. 1 2 3 4 Law #145-OZ
  2. 1 2 3 Law #145-OZ stipulates that the borders of the administrative districts are identical to the borders of the municipal districts. The Law #52-OZ, which describes the borders and the composition of Shuysky District, does not list the town of Shuya as a part of that district.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Law #124-OZ
  4. 1 2 Official website of the Administration of Shuya. Natalya Vladimirovna Koryagina, Head of the Administration of Shuya (Russian)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.).
  8. Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  9. 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.
  10. 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.


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