Stavropol

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Stavropol (Ста́врополь) is a city located in southwestern Russia. Geographical location Template:Coor dm It is the administrative center of Stavropol Krai.

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History

Stavropol was founded in 1777 as a military encampment and designated as a city in 1785. Its strategic location aided in the Russian Empire's conquest of the Caucasus. The city was renamed Voroshilovsk in 1935 after Kliment Voroshilov, but returned to its original name in 1943. The first and only executive president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, was born in Stavropol Krai (region) and spent several years working in the city of Stavropol as the head of the Krai's administration.

Culture

Stavropol is an episcopal see of the Russian Orthodox Church. Stavropol has a theater and a football team called Dynamo Stavropol.

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Terrain

The area of Russia in which Stavropol resides is very mountainous, placing the city in the midst of the Caucasus mountain range.

Economy

Stavropol's economy focuses on production of automobiles, furniture, and construction equipment and materials. The city relies on air, rail, and highway connections to other Russian cities. The city also has a natural gas pipeline that ends in Moscow.

Demographics

In 1999, Stavropol had a population of 343,500. A number of these are recent arrivals escaping instability at the Russian border.

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