Almetyevsk (Russian Альметьевск; Tatar Әлмәт / Älmät ) is a large city with 146 393 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ) in the autonomous republic of Tatarstan in Russia. It is located on the left bank of the Sai, a tributary of the Kama, 279 km south-east of the Republic capital Kazan. The nearest town is located 35 km south Leninogorsk.
At the site of today's Almetyevsk was since about the 17th century, a Tatar village called Almet, which has also given the city its name. From this village a mosque from the 1870s, is still preserved.
The modern Almetyevsk emerged as one of the youngest cities in Tatarstan in the 1950s as a settlement to a petroleum field. In 1953, this settlement city status and had around 1960 over 50,000 inhabitants. The city population was 100,000 mark exceeded the mid- 1970s.
Note: Census data
The Hockey Club Neftjanik plays in the second- highest Russian league. The gas production company Tatneft has financed the construction of a building with modern facilities for the chess club. On the outskirts there is a harness racing track and stables for race horses.
Economy and Transport
Almetyevsk is considered a major center of oil production. Here the oil pipeline friendship, a pipeline that transports crude oil to Eastern and Central Europe begins; other pipelines lead to Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Perm. The oil company Tatneft has its headquarters in the city. Many of the industrial enterprises of the city - including those in the fields of mechanical engineering, reinforced concrete or tube manufacturing - are also associated with oil production and operation of the pipeline in conjunction.
The town has a railway station and a bus station near the town Bugulma an airport. Within the city there is a separate trolleybus network.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Vasily Tokranow (* 1989), ice hockey player
- Albert Wischnjakow (* 1983), ice hockey player