Kislovodsk — Wikipedia

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Kislovodsk (Russian: Кислово́дск, lit. sour waters) is a spa city in Stavropol Krai, Russia, in the North Caucasus region of Russia which is located between the Black and Caspian Seas. Population: 128,553 (2010 Census);[3] 129,788 (2002 Census);[5] 114,414 (1989 Census).[6]

Kislovodsk was founded in 1803 as a military station.[citation needed] It is named after the many mineral springs around the city. Town status was granted to it in 1903.[citation needed]

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kislovodsk as a fashionable spa attracted many musicians, artists, and members of the Russian aristocracy. Several of the events in Mikhail Lermontov’s novel A Hero Of Our Time are set in Kislovodsk.

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