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Mga, urban settlement

Subject / Topography/Urban settlements

MGA, an urban settlement in Kirovsk District. Population: 9,600. The name originates from the Mga River on whose left bank the settlement is situated. M. has a favorable transport position as a large railway junction, having also access to neighboring settlements via motor roads. A village named Mga is mentioned in written sources of the break of the 15th-16th c. Today’s settlement emerged in the early 20th century as a railway station neighborhood on the St. Petersburg-Vologda railroad. From 1927 till 1960 it was the center of Mga District of Leningrad Oblast. A workers’ settlement from 1937. From Aug. 31, 1941 till Jan. 21, 1944 it was occupied by the Germans troops. In 1960-77 it belonged to Tosno District. It is developed primarily as a transport and adm. center of the region. The settlement has a regular planning, and its buildings are mostly of an urban type. M. has a culture center, library, and school of arts. In the 2000s, the church of St. Nicholas was opened in a rebuilt brick house near the railway station.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District
Topographical landmarks/Mga River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District

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Subject Index
Mga children art school
Mga House of Culture
Mga Settlement Library, the
The Church of Sainted Hierach Nicholas the Wonderworker (the urban settlement of Mga)