Turuchansk (Russian Туруханск ) is a settlement in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. It lies just south of the Arctic Circle at the mouth of the Lower Tunguska in the Yenisei. Turuchansk has 4662 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ). The settlement is the administrative center of the homonymous Rajon Turuchansk.


The day serves as a port on the Yenisei settlement was founded in 1607. In the first half of the 17th century settled in Turuchansk former residents of Mangaseya to who had to leave this place due to multiple fires. Due to this fact contributed Turuchansk long years the name of New Mangaseya ( Novaya Mangaseya ). From the second half of the 17th century until the late 18th century benefited Turuchansk of the fur wealth. The annual market of Turuchansk not only attracted traders from Siberia, but also from the European part of Russia. In 1782 it received its town charter. From the beginning of the 19th century Turuchansk lost importance and in 1897 only about 200 inhabitants. 1925 Turuchansk was a city charter revoked.

The place was known by the banishment of Joseph Stalin. He had been arrested in February 1913 in Saint Petersburg and sentenced to four years in exile in Turuchansk.


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In Rajon Turuchansk in 1988 discovered oil field Wankor is located 130 km west from Igarka. Inventories are valued at about 220 million tons of oil and about 90 billion cubic meters of gas. In August 2009 the official inauguration of the conveyors by Vladmir Putin followed. On 28 December 2009, the first cargo of crude oil from leaving the port of Wankor Kosmino at the end of the Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean pipeline.

In another project, the largest hydroelectric power plant to be built in Russia on the Lower Tunguska in 2018.