Ivanovo

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Ivanovo (Russian: Иваново, IPA: [ɪˈvanəvə]) is a city in Russia. It is the administrative center and largest city of Ivanovo Oblast, located 254 kilometers (158 mi) northeast of Moscow and approximately 100 kilometers (62 mi) from Yaroslavl, Vladimir and Kostroma. Ivanovo has a population of 408,330 as of the 2010 Census, making it the 49th largest city in Russia. Until 1932, it was previously known as Ivanovo-Voznesensk.

The city lies on the Uvod River, in the centre of the eponymous oblast. Ivanovo gained city status in 1871, and emerged as a major centre for textile production and receiving a name of the “Russian Manchester”. The city is served by Ivanovo Yuzhny Airport.