Add to favorite
russian visa

Shelekhov is a Russian town, the administrative center of the Shelekhov District of the Irkutsk Region.

The town is located in the south of the Irkutsko-Cheremkhovskaya Plain, near the river Irkut, 20 km to the southwest of Irkutsk. It has Goncharovo railway station.

The town with the area of 31 sq km has the population of 47 974 people (as of 2013).

History of Shelekhov

It appeared due to construction of an aluminum plant.

In 1956 it became the industrial township of Shelekhov, named after the Russian merchant and path breaker G.I. Shelikhov, the founder of pioneer settlements in the Russian America. In the decree of 1956 about naming the township his surname was written with a spelling mistake: Shelekhov.

Shelekhov has been a town since 1962.

A highway divides the town into two parts the industrial and residential sections.

Tags: Shelekhov     



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

  (Irkutsk Region)

Cities of the region


Censorship  Russian visa  Russian Navigation  health  Igor Butman  Russian scientists  Painting  Romanovs Dynasty  volunteers  Parliament in Action  technology  Russian Premier League  Voices Film Festival  Interactive Maps  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  City Sightseeing   Khabarovsk  Sokolniki  animation  Gennady Gudkov  Russian cinemas  Darwin Museum  Far East  Russian physicists  Miners  Ulan Ude  social  Russian sportswomen  Resources  Exhibitions in Moscow  tourism  Moscow  Russian Poetry  Russian business  Submarine Studies  Yekaterinburg Architecture  Russian economy  Arkhangelsk  Cybersports  Russian designers  Russian Cinema  Khvalynsk  Russian tourism  Bicycle flash mob  St. Petersburg  Russian science  contemporary art  Elections 2012  Folk Art Festivals  Museum of Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites