Zainsk (English)
Заинск (Russian)
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Location of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia
Location of Zainsk in the Republic of Tatarstan
Coordinates: 55°18′N 52°01′E / 55.300°N 52.017°E / 55.300; 52.017Coordinates: 55°18′N 52°01′E / 55.300°N 52.017°E / 55.300; 52.017
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of February 2014)
Country Russia
Federal subject Republic of Tatarstan[1]
Administratively subordinated to town of republic significance of Zainsk[1]
Administrative center of town of republic significance of Zainsk,[1] Zainsky District[1]
Municipal status (as of December 2010)
Municipal district Zainsky Municipal District[2]
Urban settlement Zainsk Urban Settlement[2]
Administrative center of Zainsky Municipal District,[2] Zainsk Urban Settlement[2]
Population (2010 Census) 41,803 inhabitants[3]
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[4]
Founded 1652–1656
Town status since 1978
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Zainsk (Russian: Заи́нск; Tatar: Cyrillic Зәй, Latin Zäy) is a town in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the Stepnoy Zay River (Kama's tributary), 287 kilometers (178 mi) east of Kazan. Population: 41,803(2010 Census);[3] 41,088(2002 Census);[5] 36,621(1989 Census).[6]


Zainsk Reservoir, along the Zay River, is located near the town.


It was founded in 1652–1656 as a fortress. It was granted urban-type settlement status in 1962, and was known as Novy Zay (Новый Зай) until 1978, when it was granted town status and renamed Zainsk.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Zainsk serves as the administrative center of Zainsky District, even though it is not a part of it.[1] As an administrative division, it is, together with the settlement of Karmalka, incorporated separately as the town of republic significance of Zainsk—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, the town of republic significance of Zainsk is incorporated within Zainsky Municipal District as Zainsk Urban Settlement.[2]



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Order #01-02/9
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Law #23-ZRT
  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.


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