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a city in Arkhangel’sk Oblast, RSFSR, with a wharf on the Severnaia Dvina at the influx of the Vychegda River. A railroad junction of the lines running to Konosha, Kirov, and Mikun’. Population, 57,000 (1972).

The city arose as the terminus of the Viatka (now called Kirov)-Kotlas line, which was built in 1898. In 1917 the station, which had a locomotive depot and repair shops, became a city that incorporated the surrounding three villages. Large industrial enterprises were built in Kotlas during the prewar five-year plans. The Konosha-Kotlas-Vorkuta railroad line was inaugurated in 1941, and the line to Mikun’ was added in the 1960’s.

Kotlas is a large timber-transshipping base. Its main industries are shipbuilding, wood processing, and food processing. It is the site of the Limend Shipyard, a woodworking combine, and a flour mill. There are schools of river engineering, medicine, and teaching. The Kotlas Pulp and Paper Combine is located 30 km from Kotlas in the settlement of Koriazhma.


Parfenov, A., and A. Startsev. Kotlas. Arkhangel’sk, 1959.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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