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Federation Circle Southern Russia
Oblast Volgograd
Rajon Kotelnikovo
Founded 1897
City since 1955
Area 40 km²
Population 20.Pop. 428
(as of 14 Oct. 2010)[1]
Population density 511 inhabitants/km²
Center height 50 m
Time zone UTC+3
Telephone area code (+7) 84476
Postal code 404350–404354
License plate 34, 134
OKATO 18 224 501
Geographical position
Coordinates 47° 38′ N, 43° 8′ ECoordinates 47° 38′ 0″ N, 43° 8′ 0″ O
Kotelnikowo (Europäisches Russland)
(47° 38′ 0″ N, 43° 8′ 0″O)
Situation in the western part of Russia
Kotelnikowo (Oblast Wolgograd)
(47° 38′ 0″ N, 43° 8′ 0″O)
Location in Volgograd oblast
List of cities in Russia

Kotelnikovo(Russian Котельниково) is a town with a population of 20,428 (as of 14 October 2010)[1] and the administrative center of the eponymous rayon in Volgograd Oblast, Russia.


Kotelnikovo is located in the south of the oblast, 190 km southwest of the oblast capital Volgograd and a few kilometers north of the administrative border with Rostov oblast. Immediately north of the town begins a branch of the Zimlyansk Reservoir of the Don River.

The closest cities to Kotelnikovo are Volgodonsk (74 km west) and Zimlyansk (77 km west). Both are located in Rostov Oblast.


Kotelnikovo originated in 1897 as a settlement near the railway station opened two years later on the line from Volgograd (then: Tsaritsyn) to Salsk. The place name was derived from the surname Kotelnikov, which is said to have belonged to one of the first settlers of this area.

During the Second World War, the village served as a base for German troops of Field Marshal Erich von Manstein during the Battle of Stalingrad, until it was liberated on December 29, 1942, in the course of a counter-offensive by Red Army units.

Kotelnikovo received the city status in 1955.

Population development

Year Inhabitants
1939 15.460
1959 17.605
1970 19.063
1979 20.171
1989 20.328
2002 19.656
2010 20.428

Note: Census data

Economy and infrastructure

Kotelnikowo is located in the middle of an area that is still dominated by agriculture. For this reason, the city’s industry is also strongly oriented towards this sector, with companies in the food industry and agricultural machine construction. However, mechanical engineering in particular came to a virtual standstill during the permanent economic crisis of the 1990s. Instead, there are currently plans by the EuroChem group to build a chemical combine in Kotelnikovo in order to process the potash salt deposits tapped near the city. This construction project is to be realized in cooperation with the German Thyssen Schachtbau GmbH, among others.[2]

Sons and daughters of the city

  • Artjom Kosjulin (* 1996), Russian-Georgian ice hockey player

Individual references

  1. a b Itogi Vserossijskoj perepisi naselenija 2010 goda. Tom 1. Čislennostʹ i razmeščenie naselenija (Results of the All-Russian Census 2010. Volume 1. Number and Distribution of the Population). Tables 5, pp. 12-209; 11, pp. 312-979 (downloaded from the website of the Federal Service for State Statistics of the Russian Federation)

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