is a town in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug , is a federal subject of Russia . Its administrative center is the town of Salekhard. Population: -Geography and natural history:...
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, situated on the Nadym River
The Nadym is a river in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. It is a left tributary of the Ob River. The length of the Nadym River is . The area of its basin is . The river originates in Lake Numto and flows into the Kara Sea. It freezes up in October and stays under the ice until late May. The...
. It serves as the administrative center of Nadymsky District
Nadymsky District is an administrative and municipal district , one of the seven in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug of Tyumen Oblast, Russia. It is located in the central portion of the autonomous okrug. Its administrative center is the town of Nadym, which, however, is administratively separate...
, although it is not administratively a part of it. Population:
It is served by the Nadym Airport
The origin of the name is unknown. One of the most likely versions is that it derives from the Nenets word nyaidem
, which translates into English as "mossy place".
Nadym was mentioned in Russian chronicles for the first time in 1598 and appeared on the Russian maps in the 18th century. But in the second half of the 19th century the settlement was deserted. In 1968, it was reestablished after the gas deposit
Oil and natural gas are produced by the same geological process according fossil fuel suggestion: anaerobic decay of organic matter deep under the Earth's surface. As a consequence, oil and natural gas are often found together...
"Medvezhye" was discovered nearby a year before. Town status was granted to it on March 9, 1972.
The main enterprise of the town is Nadymgazprom
, which makes 40% of the total output of gas production in Russia. There are also several large building companies.
In the school #2 of Nadym is a museum of Tanya Savicheva
Tatiana Nikolayevna Savicheva , commonly referred to as Tanya Savicheva was a Soviet child diarist who endured the Siege of Leningrad during World War II.- Early life :...
Nadym is the nearest town to the point of greatest eclipse for the solar eclipse of August 1, 2008
A total solar eclipse occurred on August 1, 2008. It had a magnitude of 1.0394 that was visible from a narrow corridor through northern Canada , Greenland, central Russia, eastern Kazakhstan, western Mongolia and China. Occurring north of the arctic circle, it belonged to the so-called midnight sun...
External links Website of Nadym