Boguchar (Russian: Богуча́р) is a town and the administrative center of Bogucharsky District in Voronezh Oblast, Russia, located on the Boguchar River (a tributary of the Don), 243 kilometers (151 mi) south of Voronezh, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 11,811 (2010 Census);[2] 13,756 (2002 Census);[7] 8,499 (1989 Census).[8]


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Coat of arms of Boguchar
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Location of Boguchar
Boguchar is located in Russia
Location of Boguchar
Boguchar is located in Voronezh Oblast
Boguchar (Voronezh Oblast)
Coordinates: 49°57′N 40°33′E / 49.950°N 40.550°E / 49.950; 40.550Coordinates: 49°57′N 40°33′E / 49.950°N 40.550°E / 49.950; 40.550
Federal subjectVoronezh Oblast[1]
Administrative districtBogucharsky District[1]
Urban settlementBoguchar[1]
Founded1704Edit this on Wikidata
Town status since1779
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
80 m (260 ft)
 • Total11,811
 • Estimate 
11,270 (-4.6%)
 • Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Capital ofBogucharsky District[1], Boguchar Urban Settlement[1]
 • Municipal districtBogucharsky Municipal District[4]
 • Urban settlementBoguchar Urban Settlement[4]
 • Capital ofBogucharsky Municipal District[4], Boguchar Urban Settlement[4]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[5])
Postal code(s)[6]
396790–396792, 396799
OKTMO ID20605101001
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Isaac Massa's map of Southern Russia printed in 1638 indicates a settlement near the confluence of the Boguchar River with Don called Bogunar (which is an obvious misspell caused by the similarity of Cyrillic letters ч (ch) and н (n)). However, it is located on a different place than present-day Boguchar, in particular, on the left bank of the Don River. This area was inhabited by Don Cossacks in the 17th century, but was devastated during the suppression of the Bulavin Rebellion (1707–08),[9] in which the upper Don Cossacks were active participants. Afterwards, the area has never been a part of the Don Cossack Host, but rather of Sloboda Ukraine and later Voronezh Governorate, since it was settled by the Ostrogozhsk [uk] cossacks of Ukrainian ethnicity in the years 1716–17.[10] The town status was granted to Boguchar in 1779.[citation needed]

Administrative and municipal statusEdit

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Boguchar serves as the administrative center of Bogucharsky District.[1] As an administrative division, it is incorporated within Bogucharsky District as Boguchar Urban Settlement.[1] As a municipal division, this administrative unit also has urban settlement status and is a part of Bogucharsky Municipal District.[4]


The 1st Independent Guards Tank Brigade of the Russian Ground Forces is based here, part of the 20th Guards Army, Western Military District. It was reformed from a storage base in 2015, and carries the heritage of the 10th Guards Tank Corps "Uralsko-Lvovskaya" "Volunteers".[11]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Law #87-OZ
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e Law #63-OZ
  5. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  7. ^ 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).
  8. ^ "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]. 1989 – via Demoscope Weekly.
  9. ^ Petrov (Biryuk) D.I. Kondraty Bulavin. M., 1965. pp. 31, 123–133.
  10. ^ Богучар, Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary[circular reference]
  11. ^ В Воронежской области сформирована новая танковая бригада [New armored brigade formed in Voronezh region]. (in Russian). Retrieved February 7, 2016.


  • Воронежская областная Дума. Закон №87-ОЗ от 27 октября 2006 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Воронежской области и порядке его изменения», в ред. Закона №41-ОЗ от 13 апреля 2015 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон Воронежской области "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Воронежской области и порядке его изменения"». Вступил в силу по истечении 10 дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Молодой коммунар", №123, 3 ноября 2006 г. (Voronezh Oblast Duma. Law #87-OZ of October 27, 2006 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Voronezh Oblast and on the Procedures of Changing It, as amended by the Law #41-OZ of April 13, 2015 On Amending the Law of Voronezh Oblast "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Voronezh Oblast and on the Procedures of Changing It". Effective as of after 10 days from the day of the official publication.).
  • Воронежская областная Дума. Закон №63-ОЗ от 15 октября 2004 г. «Об определении границ, наделении соответствующим статусом, определении административных центров отдельных муниципальных образований Воронежской области», в ред. Закона №77-ОЗ от 4 июня 2015 г. «О внесении изменений в отдельные законодательные акты Воронежской области в связи с изменением границ некоторых муниципальных образований Воронежской области». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Коммуна", №166, 26 октября 2004 г. (Voronezh Oblast Duma. Law #63-OZ of October 15, 2004 On Establishing the Borders, Granting Appropriate Status, Establishing the Administrative Centers of Various Municipal Formations of Voronezh Oblast, as amended by the Law #77-OZ of June 4, 2015 On Amending Various Legislative Acts of Voronezh Oblast Due to Changing the Borders of Several Municipal Formations in Voronezh Oblast. Effective as of the official publication date.).