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Zheleznogorsk-Ilimsky is a town and the administrative center of Nizhneilimsky District of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located 849km north of Irkutsk, the administrative center of the oblast. Population:HistoryIt was founded in 1948, in connection with the beginning of exploitation of the iron deposits at Zheleznaya Gora . It was initially named Korshunikha, after prospector Shestak Korshunov who had discovered the Iron Mountain in the 17th century.It was granted urban-type settlement status in the 1950s, after a period of growth following the construction of the western section of the Baikal–Amur Mainline, and renamed Zheleznogorsk . With the completion of a major ore processing plant, town status was granted in 1965 under the present name, the suffix "Ilimsky" added to differentiate from other towns of the same name.Administrative and municipal statusWithin the framework of administrative divisions, Zheleznogorsk-Ilimsky serves as the administrative center of Nizhneilimsky District, to which it is directly subordinated. As a municipal division, the town of Zheleznogorsk-Ilimsky is incorporated within Nizhneilimsky Municipal District as Zheleznogorskoye Urban Settlement.
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