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Artyom is a Russian town in Primorye Territory of Russia. It is located in the valley of the Knevichanka River 38 km away from Vladivostok. It is located in the northern part of the Muravyyov-Amursky Peninsula, 53 km to the northeast of Vladivostok. It has Artyom-Primorsky I railway station.

Near to it there is Artyomovsk - the airport of Vladivostok.

The territory of Artyom is 506

The town is located in the territory of the Artyom lignite basin. Here are fields of brown coal, clays, construction stone, etc.

In the past it was a town of miners (the last mine was closed in 2000).

Its population makes 102 757 people (as of 2012).

History of Artyom

It was founded in 1924 near Zybunny Mine (a field of brown coal) as the miner settlement of Artyom, named after the pseudonym Artyom of the Soviet party and statesman F.A.Sergeyev (1883-1921).

It became a working settlement of Artyom in 1930 and a town in 1938.

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