Morshansk — Wikipedia

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Morshansk (Russian: Морша́нск) is a town in Tambov Oblast, Russia, located on the Tsna River (Oka’s basin) 93 kilometers (58 mi) north of Tambov. Population: 41,556 (2010 Census);[3] 44,486 (2002 Census);[5] 50,055 (1989 Census);[6] 44,000 (1970).

The exact origins of Morshansk are unknown; however, documents mention a populated place in this location since at least the 16th century.[citation needed] Formerly a village called Morsha (Морша), it was granted town status in 1779 by Catherine the Great because of its growth in relation to the fact that it was a major bread trading center on the Tsna River.

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