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Satka municipal district

"It is a favorable territory of successful and happy people where the riches of the Earth and the nature serve the prosperity of Russia. It is where young people receive good education, where ideas and knowledge are highly rated, where social partnership and mutual assistance are developed".

The Satka District is situated in the West of Chelyabinsk Region, in the most mountain area of South Ural, close to the geographical borderline between Europe and Asia.

The administrative centre is the town of Satka (founded 1758).

In economic-geographical aspect the Satka District is a unique conglomerate of a natural, cultural-historical and industrial heritage.

On the one hand, it is the powerful industrial centre which has included the world biggest refractory plant - "Magnezit" Plant", the Bakalsky iron mines is the oldest of operating in Russia, Satkinsky iron-sme ting factory which was constructed by baron Sergey Stroganov and the patrimonial of lands Alexander Stroganov.

On the other hand, Satka district it is large areas of ecologically clean plots of territory. According to the experts of the World Wildlife Fund, national park "Zyuratkul", which occupies third part of the district area, belongs to number of few places on the Earth with relatively untouched ecosystem by human presence. In the centre of national park, in the surroundings of majestic mountain ridges situated lake Zyuratkul, the highest lake in the European part of Russia.

In taiga village called Porogi within Satka District placed the oldest operating hydroelectric power station of the Russia, which has given the first current in July, 1910.

The area abounds with caves, mountain rocks, the rough rivers. The Sikiyaz-Tamakskiy cave complex, speleo-archeologists were already compared it with archeological dig of legendary Troy. There throughout seven historical epochs, from the ancient Stone Age until the Middle Ages, were lived people.

Numerous artifacts indicate, that in an extreme antiquity the territory of Satka District was one the origin of Indo-European civilizations. Results of archeological dig shows: people have settled on territory of Zyuratkul very long time ago, when also wasn't trace of cultures: Mesopotamia, Babylon, Arkaim, the Egyptian pyramids and Jerusalem. Also here lay the Old Kazan road, which during three thousand years was used by many people, it was known to nomads — to Scythians, Sarmatians, Tatar-Mongols.

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