Urik (rural locality)

Coordinates: 53°05′N 104°25′E / 53.083°N 104.417°E / 53.083; 104.417

Urik (Russian: Урик) is a rural locality (a selo) in Irkutsky District of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located approximately 18 kilometers (11 mi) from Irkutsk. The population was 2,184 as of 2012.[1]

Church in Chenski Brothers Street, Urik, Irkutsk District, Irkutsk Region

It is named after the Urik River. Founded in 1673, it is the oldest rural locality in Irkutsky District. Several Decembrists, including Michael Lunin and Nikita Muravyov, were exiled to Urik.

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  1. ^ "Численность населения по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2012 года". Иркутскстат. Министерство экономического развития Иркутской области. Retrieved 24 September 2016.