Bodaybo

Bodaybo (Russian: Бодайбо, IPA: [bədɐjˈbo]) is a town and the administrative center of Bodaybinsky District in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Vitim River at its confluence with the Bodaybo River, located 1,290 kilometers (800 mi) from Irkutsk, the administrative center of the oblast.[2]

Bodaybo

Бодайбо
City of Bodaybo
City of Bodaybo
Coat of arms of Bodaybo
Coat of arms
Location of Bodaybo
Bodaybo is located in Russia
Bodaybo
Bodaybo
Location of Bodaybo
Bodaybo is located in Irkutsk Oblast
Bodaybo
Bodaybo
Bodaybo (Irkutsk Oblast)
Coordinates: 57°52′N 114°12′E / 57.867°N 114.200°E / 57.867; 114.200Coordinates: 57°52′N 114°12′E / 57.867°N 114.200°E / 57.867; 114.200
CountryRussia
Federal subjectIrkutsk Oblast[1]
Administrative districtBodaybinsky District[2]
Founded1864[3]
Town status since1925[3]
Elevation
280 m (920 ft)
Population
 • Total15,340
 • Estimate 
(2018)[5]
12,316 (-19.7%)
 • Capital ofBodaybinsky District[6]
 • Municipal districtBodaybinsky Municipal District[7]
 • Urban settlementBodaybinskoye Urban Settlement[7]
 • Capital ofBodabinsky Municipal District[7], Bodaybinskoye Urban Settlement[7]
Time zoneUTC+8 (MSK+5 Edit this on Wikidata[8])
Postal code(s)[9]
666900–666902, 666904
Dialing code(s)+7 39561
OKTMO ID25602101001
Websitebodaybo38.ru

HistoryEdit

It was founded in 1864[3] and served the needs of the local gold mining industry. The Lena massacre took place near Bodaybo in 1912. It was granted town status in 1925.[3]

Vitim eventEdit

The Vitim event occurred on September 25, 2002 near the town. It was believed to be caused by a bolide or a comet nucleus impact.

Administrative and municipal statusEdit

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Bodaybo serves as the administrative center of Bodaybinsky District,[6] to which it is directly subordinated.[2] As a municipal division, the town of Bodaybo, together with the selo of Nerpo in Bodaybinsky District, is incorporated within Bodaybinsky Municipal District as Bodaybinskoye Urban Settlement.[7]

TransportationEdit

The Bodaybo Airport is the only airport in Bodaybo and is quite small. It is served by Angara Airlines which flies only to Irkutsk.

ClimateEdit

Bodaybo has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc), with bitterly cold winters and warm summers. Precipitation is quite low, but falls mostly in summer, with the climate being arid at other times of the year.

Climate data for Bodaybo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
4.5
(40.1)
11.8
(53.2)
22.7
(72.9)
32.7
(90.9)
39.6
(103.3)
38.6
(101.5)
36.6
(97.9)
28.7
(83.7)
19.1
(66.4)
10.3
(50.5)
4.2
(39.6)
39.6
(103.3)
Average high °C (°F) −26.0
(−14.8)
−20.0
(−4.0)
−6.6
(20.1)
4.5
(40.1)
13.7
(56.7)
22.9
(73.2)
26.1
(79.0)
22.5
(72.5)
13.0
(55.4)
1.1
(34.0)
−14.1
(6.6)
−24.1
(−11.4)
1.1
(34.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −30.4
(−22.7)
−26.0
(−14.8)
−14.8
(5.4)
−2.3
(27.9)
6.6
(43.9)
14.6
(58.3)
18.1
(64.6)
14.8
(58.6)
6.8
(44.2)
−3.3
(26.1)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−28.1
(−18.6)
−5.2
(22.6)
Average low °C (°F) −34.2
(−29.6)
−31.1
(−24.0)
−21.7
(−7.1)
−8.3
(17.1)
0.1
(32.2)
7.6
(45.7)
11.7
(53.1)
9.6
(49.3)
2.8
(37.0)
−6.5
(20.3)
−22.2
(−8.0)
−31.8
(−25.2)
−10.3
(13.4)
Record low °C (°F) −55.1
(−67.2)
−51.4
(−60.5)
−46.7
(−52.1)
−33.7
(−28.7)
−14.3
(6.3)
−3.7
(25.3)
0.5
(32.9)
−1.8
(28.8)
−8.9
(16.0)
−32.9
(−27.2)
−45.3
(−49.5)
−52.1
(−61.8)
−55.1
(−67.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.9
(0.90)
13.9
(0.55)
10.6
(0.42)
15.5
(0.61)
34.8
(1.37)
60.1
(2.37)
75.1
(2.96)
72.9
(2.87)
53.2
(2.09)
28.2
(1.11)
30.1
(1.19)
26.0
(1.02)
443.3
(17.46)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 25.3 20.7 17.0 16.8 13.2 13.3 14.8 14.5 16.8 20.8 24.6 22.2 220
Average relative humidity (%) 77.5 76.0 68.4 63.0 59.5 66.4 72.6 76.1 80.0 77.5 81.1 78.4 73.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 22 89 145 200 192 191 238 195 105 71 43 13 1,504
Source 1: climatebase.ru (1937-2005)[10]
Source 2: NOAA (sun only, 1961-1990)[11]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Charter of Irkutsk Oblast
  2. ^ a b c Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Formations of Irkutsk Oblast
  3. ^ a b c d Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 50. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Law #49-OZ
  7. ^ a b c d e Law #67-oz
  8. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  9. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  10. ^ "Bodaybo, Russia". Climatebase.ru. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  11. ^ "Climate Normals for Bodajbo". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 23, 2013.

SourcesEdit

  • Законодательное Собрание Иркутской области. Постановление №9/5-ЗС от 15 апреля 2009 г. «Устав Иркутской области», в ред. Закона №2-У от 14 декабря 2017 г. «О поправках к Уставу Иркутской области». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Областная", №45, 24 апреля 2009 г. (Legislative Assembly of Irkutsk Oblast. Resolution #9/5-ZS of April 15, 2009 Charter of Irkutsk Oblast, as amended by the Law #2-U of December 14, 2017 On the Amendments to the Charter of Irkutsk Oblast. Effective as of the day following a ten-day period after the day of the official publication.).
  • Законодательное Собрание Иркутской области. Закон №49-ОЗ от 21 июня 2010 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Иркутской области», в ред. Закона №12-ОЗ от 23 марта 2017 г. «О внесении изменений в статьи 25 и 33 Закона Иркутской области "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Иркутской области" и Закон Иркутской области "О порядке рассмотрения Законодательным Собранием Иркутской области предложений о присвоении наименований географическим объектам и (или) о переименовании географических объектов"». Вступил в силу после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Областная", №71, 25 июня 2010 г. (Legislative Assembly of Irkutsk Oblast. Law #49-OZ of June 21, 2010 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Irkutsk Oblast, as amended by the Law #12-OZ of March 23, 2017 On Amending Articles 25 and 33 of the Law of Irkutsk Oblast "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Irkutsk Oblast" and the Law of Irkutsk Oblast "On the Procedures for Consideration of Assignments of Names to Geographical Objects and (or) Renaming of Geographical Objects". Effective as of after the day of the official publication.).
  • Законодательное Собрание Иркутской области. Закон №67-оз от 2 декабря 2004 г. «О статусе и границах муниципальных образований Бодайбинского района Иркутской области», в ред. Закона №107-ОЗ от 6 ноября 2012 г. «О распространении действия Закона Иркутской области "О статусе и границах муниципальных образований Бодайбинского района Иркутской области" на всю территорию нового субъекта Российской Федерации — Иркутской области и внесении в него изменений». Вступил в силу с 31 декабря 2004 г., но не ранее чем через 10 дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Восточно-Сибирская правда", №248–249, 14 декабря 2004 г. (Legislative Assembly of Irkutsk Oblast. Law #67-oz of December 2, 2004 On the Status and Borders of the Municipal Formations of Bodaybinsky District of Irkutsk Oblast, as amended by the Law #107-OZ of November 6, 2012 On Expanding the Scope of the Law of Irkutsk Oblast "On the Status and Borders of the Municipal Formations of Bodaybinsky District of Irkutsk Oblast" to the Whole Territory of the New Federal Subject of the Russian Federation—Irkutsk Oblast—and on Amending It. Effective as of December 31, 2004, but not earlier than 10 days after the official publication date.).
  • Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Formations of Irkutsk Oblast (in Russian)