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Naziya, urban settlement

Subject / Topography/Urban settlements

NAZIYA, an urban settlement in Kirovsk District. Population: 5,800. It is situated in the central part of Leningrad Oblast on the banks of the Lava and Kovra rivers. It is connected with a motor road to the St. Petersburg-Novaya Ladoga highway. The name originates from the Naziya River and is related to the Baltic Finnish word meaning spurge flax bush. The Naziya River is mentioned in written sources of the break of the 15th-16th cc. The workers’ settlement of Naziya was established in 1933 as a peat production center near the Zhikharevo Station on the Leningrad-Volkhovstroy railway line. South of the railway, in way of the peat production area, eight temporary settlements were set up, which officially ceased to exist by the end of the 20th c. due to the winding up of the peat production. They were interconnected via numerous narrow-gage railway branches. Currently, N. is a compact settlement developed mostly with multi-storied concrete panel buildings. N. has a culture center and library, and active church of the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District
Topographical landmarks/Kovra River, the
Topographical landmarks/Lava River, the
Topographical landmarks/Naziya River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Zhikharevo Village

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Subject Index
Naziya Rural Library, the
Naziysk House of Culture
The Church of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God (the urban settlement Nazia, Kirovsk District)