Sites & cities that bear the name of Izhevsk


Today in : Russian Federation
First trace of activity : ca. 5th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Иже́вск, Иж, Iž, Ижкар, Ižkar, Усти́нов, Ustinov

Description : Izhevsk (Russian: Иже́вск; Udmurt: Иж, Iž, or Ижкар, Ižkar) is the capital city of Udmurtia, Russia, located along the Izh River in the Western Ural Mountains. Its population is 629,455 (2012 est.), up from 627,734 recorded in the 2010 Census, making it the nineteenth-largest city in Russia and the largest in the republic. From 1984 to 1987, the city was called Ustinov (Russian: Усти́нов), named after late Soviet Minister of Defence Dmitry Ustinov The pioneer settlements on the territory where modern Izhevsk now stands were founded by Udmurts in the 5th century. There were two fortified settlements situated on the banks of the Karlutka River. Later this territory joined the Khanate of Kazan. In 1552, Russia conquered the Khanate and, in 1582, Ivan the Terrible conferred the lands by the Karlutka and Izh Rivers on Bagish Yaushev, a Tatar morza. The quit-rent had been imposed on the Udmurt population ever since. The Yaushevs owned the land until the reign of Peter the Great (1682–1721).

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