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    Zubova Polyana

Zubova Polyana is an industrial township, the administrative center of the Zubovo-Polyansky District of Mordovia.

The town is located in the southwest of the Mordovian Republic, on River Partsa (influx of Vada in the basin of Oka), 440 km away from Moscow and 201 km away from Saransk. The federal Highway M5 Ural and the railroad line Moscow-Ruzaevka are laid through the town of Zubova Polyana.

It is the largest district in the territory of Mordovia.

The population of Zubova Polyana makes 10 083 people (as of 2014).

History of Zubova Polyana

The settlement was first time recorded in 1679. It got the industrial township status in November 30, 1959.

Zubova Polyana was part of the Spassky District of the Tambov Province till 1923, belonged to the Penza Province from 1923 to 1928, and was attributed to the Mordovian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1934.

The Zubovo-Polyansky District was established on July 16, 1928. It was part of the Mordovian Soviet Socialist Republic (MSSR) from December, 1990, and has been part of the Republic of Mordovia (RM) from March, 1991.

Zubova Polyana is one of the centers of resettlement of the Moksha people.

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Zubova Polyana
  (Republic of Mordovia)

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