Serafimovich (town)

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Location
49°34'59"N
042°43'59"E
Country
 Russian Federation
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Serafimovich (Russian: Серафимо́вич) is a town and the administrative center of Serafimovichsky District in Volgograd Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Don River, 160 kilometers (99 mi) northwest of Volgograd, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 9,368 (2010 Census); 9,939 (2002 Census); 10,040 (1989 Census).

History

It was founded in 1589 as the stanitsa of Ust-Medveditskaya (Усть-Медведицкая). In 1933, it was granted town status and renamed Serafimovich after the writer Alexander Serafimovich, who was born and lived here.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Serafimovich serves as the administrative center of Serafimovichsky District. As an administrative division, it is incorporated within Serafimovichsky District as the town of district significance of Serafimovich. As a municipal division, the town of district significance of Serafimovich is incorporated within Serafimovichsky Municipal District as Serafimovich Urban Settlement.
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