Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

For other places with the same name, see Bor.
Bor (English)
Бор (Russian)
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Bor's riverside industrial area is located directly across the Volga from Nizhny Novgorod, and can be easily seen from there

Location of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in Russia
Location of Bor in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Coordinates: 56°21′N 44°05′E / 56.350°N 44.083°E / 56.350; 44.083Coordinates: 56°21′N 44°05′E / 56.350°N 44.083°E / 56.350; 44.083
Administrative status (as of November 2011)
Country Russia
Federal subject Nizhny Novgorod Oblast[1]
Administratively subordinated to town of oblast significance of Bor[1]
Administrative center of town of oblast significance of Bor[1]
Municipal status (as of February 2011)
Urban okrug Bor Urban Okrug[2]
Administrative center of Bor Urban Okrug[2]
Population (2010 Census) 78,058 inhabitants[3]
- Rank in 2010 210th
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[4]
Founded 14th century[5]
Town status since 1938[5]
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Bor (Russian: Бор) is a town in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the left (northern) bank of the Volga River, across from Nizhny Novgorod. The two cities are connected by a bridge built in 1965, and by ferry service. Population: 78,058(2010 Census);[3] 61,525(2002 Census);[6] 64,512(1989 Census);[7] 51,000 (1969).


Bor was founded in the 14th century and was granted town status in 1938.[5]

In early 2008, the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast authorities were discussing the plans for constructing a futuristic "Globe Town" on the low Volga shore opposite Nizhny Novgorod, within Bor's town limits. In March 2008, the Italian architectural firm of Dante O. Benini was chosen as the main designer for the project.[8][9]

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is, together with 300 rural localities, incorporated as the town of oblast significance of Bor—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, the town of oblast significance of Bor is incorporated as Bor Urban Okrug.[2]


Raketa 69 in Bor

Local industries include shipbuilding (Nizhegorodskiy Teplokhod) and glass-making. The local glass plant, Bor Glass Works, has been manufacturing glass for the GAZ cars and trucks, as well as glassware for table use, since 1934.

Notable people



  1. 1 2 3 4 Law #184-Z
  2. 1 2 3 Law #21-Z
  3. 1 2 Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  4. Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  5. 1 2 3 Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 51. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9.
  6. Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian). Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  7. Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров" [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  8. Milan architects chosen to design city Archived May 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., UPI, MArch 26, 2008
  9. Город-шар Валерия Шанцева. Итальянский архитектор Данте Бенини задумал построить в Нижнем Новгороде второй Манхэттен (Valery Shantsev's Sphere City. Italian architect Dante Benini plans to build "the second Manhattan" in Nizhny Novgorod) (Russian)


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