Kisel (Russian Кизел ) is a city in the Perm region (Russia) with 19 587 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).


The city is located in the western foothills of the Middle Urals, about 200 km north-east of the regional capital Perm Kisel on the river in the basin of the Kama.

The city Kisel is the region administratively subordinated directly and as the administrative center of the homonymous Rajons.

Kisel is located on the railway line opened in 1879 Tschussowoi ( Chusovaya ) - Solikamsk.


Kisel was founded in 1750 and received city rights in 1926.

In the city the POW camp consisted of 346 German prisoners of war of World War II.

With the decline of the once important coal mining or the transfer to other areas the population declined significantly since the 1960s.


Note: Census data (1897 rounded)