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Kamensk-Uralsky is a Russian town of regional submission in the Sverdlovsk Region. The city is located at the confluence of Kamenka and Iset, 96 kilometers away to the southeast of Yekaterinburg. The population is 174 689 people (as of 2010). It is a large railway junction.

Its overall territory makes 142

Kamensk-Uralsky is a large industrial center with prevalence of ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, mechanical engineering and food industry.

History of Kamensk-Uralsky

It was known as the Zhelezinskoye Settlement, which was attributed to the Dalmatovsky Monastery in 1682.

In 1700 under decree of Peter I the Kamensk iron-works was founded: one of Russias oldest mining plants it produced guns, mortars, cannon balls, etc. It was named after Kamenka River.

At the end of the 19th century it was a trade center in agricultural production.

During pre-war five-year periods it became a site of large industrial enterprises.

It was a working settlement from 1926. From 1935 it became the town of Kamensk and since 1940 it has been named Kamensk-Uralsky.

It was actively developed during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45.

Architecture and Sights

The town extends from the northwest to the southeast for more than 20 km. The old part of Kamensk-Uralsky is located in-between rivers Iset and Kamenka.

Office building of the Kamensky state iron-works (19 century, architect L. S. Malakhov).

The modern town has dissociation of inhabited massifs located around industrial enterprises and representing separate settlements that surround the old town.

The district harbours nature sanctuaries, namely Bogatyryok rocks (on the left bank of Kamenka River, within the town), Stone Gates (right bank of the Iset River), Three Caves (left bank of the Iset River), etc.

The town has a museum of local lore, a geological museum and a museum of rural culture.

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