Danilov, Yaroslavl Oblast

Danilov (Russian Данилов ) is a town with 15 861 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ), and raion administrative seat in the Yaroslavl Oblast in Russia.


Danilov is located on the Trans-Siberian Railway, about 350 kilometers northeast of Moscow and 69 km northeast of the regional capital of Yaroslavl. The nearest towns are Ljubim ( 35 km northeast of Danilov ) and Tutajew (50 km southwest).


Danilov was first mentioned in writing in 1592. According to tradition it developed towards the end of the 13th century and was then founded by Grand Duke of Muscovy, Daniil Alexandrovich. From him the name Danilov said to be descended.

In the times of so-called Smuta 1607 Danilov was devastated by the Polish-Lithuanian troops, but was allowed to develop until the 18th century as coined by crafts place. In 1777 it received in the wake of the Russian administrative reform of the 1770s city rights with its own coat of arms and has been the capital of the eponymous Ujesd ( county ). 1872 was moved by Danilov the railway line from Yaroslavl to Vologda, Yaroslavl to their section of Danilov is a stretch of the Trans-Siberian Railway since the beginning of the 20th century.

In the 1930s, the former Ujesd Danilov was reorganized to Rajon Danilov, whose main town Danilov is today.


Note: Census data

Economy and Transport

The main economic activities in Danilov are timber processing and dairy products and other food production.

The city is located on the highway M8, at kilometer 306 of the Trans -Siberian Railway. From the latter here branches off the old route to Vologda, which is operated to this day with alternating current. Regular commuter train consist, inter alia, to Yaroslavl, Vologda and Bui.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Alexei Smirnov Makarovich (1920-1979), actor