Dimitrovgrad, Russia
Dimitrovgrad is a city in Ulyanovsk Oblast
Ulyanovsk Oblast
Ulyanovsk Oblast is a federal subject of Russia . It is located in the Volga Federal District. Its administrative center is the city of Ulyanovsk...

, Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

, located on the Bolshoy Cheremshan River
Bolshoy Cheremshan River
Bolshoy Cheremshan is a river in Russia, the left tributary of the Volga between the Kama River and Samara River. It flows southwest to the Volga near Dimitrovgrad. The main inflows are Bolshaya Sulcha and Maly Cheremshan. The maximal discharge is 1660 m³/s and the minimal mineralization is...

. Population:


It was founded in the beginning of the 18th century as a village for workers of the local distillery, which was closed in 1848. As of 1897, its population was 8,500, and in 1919 it was granted town status. Until 1972, the city's name was Melekess , after the river. Since 1972, the city's name is Dimitrovgrad, after the Bulgarian communist Georgi Dimitrov
Georgi Dimitrov
Georgi Dimitrov Mikhaylov , also known as Georgi Mikhaylovich Dimitrov , was a Bulgarian Communist politician...



Dimitrovgrad's industry includes an auto parts manufacturer (carburetor
A carburetor , carburettor, or carburetter is a device that blends air and fuel for an internal combustion engine. It is sometimes shortened to carb in North America and the United Kingdom....

s, fuel pump
Fuel pump
A fuel pump is a frequently essential component on a car or other internal combustion engined device. Many engines do not require any fuel pump at all, requiring only gravity to feed fuel from the fuel tank through a line or hose to the engine...

s), carpet manufacturing plant, and a chemical processing equipment manufacturer. The city's main enterprise is the Federal Nuclear Research Center.

Education and culture

The city has a variety of educational institutions. It has twenty-two secondary schools, three lyceums, one gymnasium
Gymnasium of Dimitrovgrad
The Gymnasium of Dimitrovgrad is a gymnasium secondary school in Dimitrovgrad, Russia. The school has a selective admissions policy. It was founded in 1996 by changing the status of High School Number 13. In January 2005 there were just over 1,000 students in grades 1-11 and 70 teachers. Despite...

, three branches of state universities and two branches of private higher educational institutions. There also is a drama theater in the city.
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