Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast

Bor ( _ru. Бор) is a town in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the left (northern) bank of the Volga River, across from Nizhny Novgorod. The two cities are connected by a bridge built in 1965, and by ferry service. Population: 81,000 (2007 est.);fact|date=December 2007 61,525 (2002 Census); 51,000 (1969).

History

Bor was founded in the 14th century and was granted town status in 1938.

As of early 2008, the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast authorities are discussing the plans for constructing a futuristic "Globe Town" on the low Volga shore opposite Nizhny Novgorod, within Bor's city limits. In March 2008, the Italian architectural firm of Dante O. Benini was chosen as the main designer for the project. [ [http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Business/2008/03/26/upi_newstrack_business/3532/ Milan architects chosen to design city] , UPI, MArch 26, 2008] [ [http://news.samaratoday.ru/news/139765/ Город-шар Валерия Шанцева. Итальянский архитектор Данте Бенини задумал построить в Нижнем Новгороде второй Манхэттен] (Valery Shantsev's Sphere City. Italian architect Dante Benini plans to build "the second Manhattan" in Nizhny Novgorod) ru icon]

Economy

Local industries include shipbuilding and glassmaking. The local glass plant (Bor Glass Works, _ru. Борский стекольный завод), has manufactured glass for GAZ cars and trucks, as well as glassware for table use, since 1934.

People from Bor

Cosmonaut Vyacheslav Zudov was born in Bor.

References


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