Sawitinsk (Russian Завитинск ) is a town with 11,481 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ) in the Amur Oblast in Russia. It is the administrative center of the homonymous Rajons Sawitinsk.
The city is located east of the river Sawitaja, a tributary of the Amur River, 169 km from the regional center of Blagoveshchensk and 35 km from the nearest town Raitschichinsk away.
The landscape around the city is open and flat with slightly undulated surface. The rivers and streams are small; the largest of them is the river Merkuschewka. The climate is highly continental pronounced.
The village was founded in 1906 and based on the eponymous creek Sawitaja ( the Spiral, etymology to German comparable to the Ventspils ) named, which was felt by the discoverers as extremely tortuous. An important event was the construction of Amurabschnittes the Trans-Siberian Railway from 1912 to 1914, the station here which Sawitaja was built. Here branches opened in 1941 a branch line to Pojarkowo from on-Amur.
In 1936, the village of the rights of an urban-type settlement and 1954, finally, the city rights.
The following overview shows the evolution of populations of Sawitinsk.
Note: Census data
Economy and infrastructure
In Sawitinsk there are facilities operating in the food industry and rail transport. The city next to the station over a small regional airport. 2007 ( the so-called Spartakiade ) was built a new stadium during implementation of land sports games of the Oblast.