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Bogorodsk is a Russian town (that was a village till 1923), the administrative center of the Bogorodsk District of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.

It is located in Meshchora, 8 km away from Dudenyovo pier, on the highway Nizhny Novgorod - Murom, 43 km to the southwest of Nizhny Novgorod.

The town with the population of 35 063 people (as of 2013) takes the area of 39 sq km.

History of Bogorodsk

Known since 1570 as the village of Bogorodichny, Bogoroditsky or Bogorodskoe, it was the center for tanning industry. In the 17th -19th the town dwellers were also into pottery, smithcraft, saddlery, and felting crafts. It was obviously named the church consecrated in honor of one of the holidays related to worshipping of the Blessed Virgin (i.e. Bogoroditsa in Russian).

The population census of 1897 recorded it as Bogorodskoe Village (former Sheremetevo) of the Gorbatov District of the Nizhny Novgorod Province.

It has been the town of Bogoroditsk since 1923. In the directory of 1931 it was mentioned as the Bogorodskoye-Gorbatovsky town.

Architecture and Sights

In the vicinities of Bogorodsk (within 5 to 12 km distance) there are estates of historical and cultural value (Lazarevo, Podvyazye, Savyolovo, Kudreshki, Luchino, and Shapkino).

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