Sites & cities that bear the name of Kansk


Today in : Russian Federation
First trace of activity : 1628 C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Канск

Description : Kansk (Russian: Канск) is a town in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on both banks of the Kan River. Population: 94,226 (2010 Census); 103,000 (2002 Census); 109,607 (1989 Census). Founded in 1628 as a Russian fort, it was transferred to its current location in 1636 and granted town status in 1782. The town is a center of the Kansk-Achinsk lignite basin, which in the early 1980s was developed into one of the largest coal areas of the Soviet Union. It also has cotton, timber, hydrolysis, and food industries.

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