Kadnikov (Russian: Ка́дников) is a town in Sokolsky District of Vologda Oblast, Russia, located on the bank of the Sodima River, 43 kilometers (27 mi) southeast of Vologda, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 4,796 (2010 Census);[4] 5,362 (2002 Census);[9] 5,312 (1989 Census).[10]

Coat of arms of Kadnikov
Location of Kadnikov
Kadnikov is located in Russia
Location of Kadnikov
Kadnikov is located in Vologda Oblast
Kadnikov (Vologda Oblast)
Coordinates: 59°30′N 40°20′E / 59.500°N 40.333°E / 59.500; 40.333Coordinates: 59°30′N 40°20′E / 59.500°N 40.333°E / 59.500; 40.333
Federal subjectVologda Oblast[1]
Administrative districtSokolsky District[1]
Town of district significanceKadnikov[2]
First mentioned1492[3]
Town status since1780[3]
140 m (460 ft)
 • Total4,796
 • Estimate 
4,531 (−5.5%)
 • Capital oftown of district significance of Kadnikov[2]
 • Municipal districtSokolsky Municipal District[6]
 • Urban settlementKadnikov Urban Settlement[6]
 • Capital ofKadnikov Urban Settlement[6]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[7])
Postal code(s)[8]
162107Edit this on Wikidata
OKTMO ID19638104001


It traces its history to 1492, when a patrol station was set up to protect the trade route heading from Moscow northward.[3] In 1780, it became the seat of Kadnikovsky Uyezd of Vologda Viceroyalty (since 1796—Vologda Governorate)[citation needed] and was granted town status.[3] The uyezd, one of the ten in the governorate, comprised vast areas in the central part of modern Vologda Oblast east and northeast of Lake Kubenskoye, as well as the south of modern Arkhangelsk Oblast.[citation needed] However, when a railway was constructed in 1894 from Vologda north to Arkhangelsk, the route bypassed Kadnikov.[citation needed] In the 20th century, the population of Kadnikov declined while that of neighboring Sokol, which is located 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) to the northwest, has grown, and Kadnikov lost its significance as the administrative center.[citation needed] When the uyezds were abolished on July 15, 1929, Kadnikov was included into Sverdlovsky District (later renamed Sokolsky District) of Northern Krai.[citation needed]

Administrative and municipal statusEdit

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated within Sokolsky District as the town of district significance of Kadnikov.[2] As a municipal division, the town of district significance of Kadnikov, together with Kadnikovsky and Zamoshsky Selsoviets of Sokolsky District (which comprise, correspondingly, twenty-two and eighteen rural localities, for the total of forty rural localities), is incorporated within Sokolsky Municipal District as Kadnikov Urban Settlement.[6]



There are timber industry and food industry enterprises in Kadnikov.[11]


One of the principal highways in Russia, M8, which connects Moscow and Arkhangelsk, crosses Sokolsky District running through the center of Kadnikov. Several kilometers northwest from Kadnikov, in Chekshino, another highway branches off east and runs to Totma and Veliky Ustyug. It provides the shortest connection between Vologda and the destinations in the eastern districts of Vologda Oblast, in particular, Nikolsk, Nyuksenitsa, and Kichmengsky Gorodok.

Culture and recreationEdit

Ilyinsky Pogost

A historical interest attaches to Ilyinsky pogost, comprising a 17th-century five-domed church, a belfry, and a fenced burial ground. This complex is located several miles away from the town and is designated as a cultural heritage monuments of federal significance. The center of Kadnikov preserved a collection of historical buildings, thirty-five of which are designated as cultural and historical heritage of local significance.[12]

The Kadnikov Museum of History was opened in 1985 and is located in one of the historical buildings in the center of Kadnikov.[13]



  1. ^ a b c Resolution #178
  2. ^ a b c Law #371-OZ
  3. ^ a b c d Энциклопедия Города России. Moscow: Большая Российская Энциклопедия. 2003. p. 166. ISBN 5-7107-7399-9.
  4. ^ 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.
  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 c d Law #1121-OD
  7. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  9. ^ 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).
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Промышленные предприятия Сокольского муниципального района (in Russian). Администрация Сокольского муниципального района. Archived from the original on October 29, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  12. ^ Памятники истории и культуры народов Российской Федерации (in Russian). Russian Ministry of Culture. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  13. ^ Кадниковский районный исторический музей (in Russian). Российская сеть культурного наследия. Retrieved November 25, 2013.


  • Законодательное Собрание Вологодской области. Закон №371-ОЗ от 4 июня 1999 г. «О вопросах административно-территориального устройства Вологодской области», в ред. Закона №2916-ОЗ от 7 декабря 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон области "О вопросах административно-территориального устройства Вологодской области"». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Красный Север", №124–125, 29 июля 1999 г. (Legislative Assembly of Vologda Oblast. Law #371-OZ of June 4, 1999 On the Matters of the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Vologda Oblast, as amended by the Law #2916-OZ of December 7, 2012 On Amending the Oblast Law "On the Matters of the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Vologda Oblast". Effective as of the day of the official publication.).
  • Правительство Вологодской области. Постановление №178 от 1 марта 2010 г. «Об утверждении реестра административно-территориальных единиц Вологодской области», в ред. Постановления №686 от 25 июня 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в некоторые Постановления Правительства области». Вступил в силу 20 марта 2010 г. Опубликован: "Красный Север", №29, 20 марта 2010 г. (Government of Vologda Oblast. Resolution #178 of March 1, 2010 On Adopting the Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Units of Vologda Oblast, as amended by the Resolution #686 of June 25, 2012 On Amending Various Resolutions of the Oblast Government. Effective as of March 20, 2010.).
  • Законодательное Собрание Вологодской области. Закон №1121-ОЗ от 6 декабря 2004 г. «Об установлении границ Сокольского муниципального района, границах и статусе муниципальных образований, входящих в его состав», в ред. Закона №3692-ОЗ от 25 июня 2015 г. «О преобразовании некоторых муниципальных образований Сокольского муниципального района Вологодской области и о внесении изменений в Закон области "Об установлении границ Сокольского муниципального района, границах и статусе муниципальных образований, входящих в его состав"». Вступил в силу через 10 дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Красный Север", №242, 11 декабря 2004 г. (Legislative Assembly of Vologda Oblast. Law #1121-OZ of December 6, 2004 On Establishing the Borders of Sokolsky Municipal District, on the Borders and Status of the Municipal Formations It Comprises, as amended by the Law #3692-OZ of June 25, 2015 On the Transformation of Several Municipal Formations in Sokolsky Municipal District of Vologda Oblast and on Amending the Law of Vologda Oblast "On Establishing the Borders of Sokolsky Municipal District, on the Borders and Status of the Municipal Formations It Comprises". Effective as of the day which is 10 days after the day of the official publication.).

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