Sokolniki District

Sokolniki District (Russian: райо́н Соко́льники) is a district of the Eastern Administrative Okrug of the federal city of Moscow located in the north-east corner of the city. Population: 57,444 (2010 Census);[1] 54,975 (2002 Census).[4]

Sokolniki District
район Сокольники
Sokolniki Park
Sokolniki Park
Flag of Sokolniki District
Coat of arms of Sokolniki District
Location of Sokolniki District in Moscow
Coordinates: 55°47′41″N 37°40′35″E / 55.79472°N 37.67639°E / 55.79472; 37.67639Coordinates: 55°47′41″N 37°40′35″E / 55.79472°N 37.67639°E / 55.79472; 37.67639
CountryRussia
Federal subjectMoscow
Population
 • Total57,444
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
61,164 (+6.5%)
 • Urban
100%
 • Rural
0%
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[3])
OKTMO ID45315000
Websitehttp://sokolniki.mos.ru/

EtymologyEdit

Sokolniki derives its name from the word "сокол" (sokol, meaning "falcon") in view of the Tsar's falcon hunting grounds which were located there, primarily on the territory of the present-day Sokolniki Park. The district also provides the name for one of its metro stations: Sokolniki Metro Station.

SportsEdit

The district is home to the FC and HC Spartak Moscow. The latter plays its games in the Sokolniki Sports Palace located within Sokolniki Park.

MiscellaneousEdit

 
shopping center "Sokolniki"

In 2006, after twenty years of construction and changing ownership, a twenty-storey hotel finally opened overlooking the Sokolniki metro station and Sokolniki Square. This hotel is now the Holiday Inn Sokolniki.

In Tolstoy's War and Peace, Pierre fights a duel in Sokolniki.

The Elite House in Sokolniki will soon be one of the largest buildings in the world with DuPont Tyvek used as a weather and water barrier.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  4. ^ 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).