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Solikamsk (Finn. Solikama) is the smallest of four Uralican settlements with city status, situated in the southeast corner of that nation. It lies outside the chernozem-soiled area however it is still an important hub in the wheat trade because of its position. It is also advantageously positioned in regards to the trade of marble and other rocks and minerals from the north. It is the home of Solikamsk Industrial Park, where iron, and several non-metallic rocks and minerals are processed. It was also once the centre of the Uralican marble trade, which has since given way to iron and silver mining.

Since it is so close to Berezniki, many people refer to the urban area as "Berezniki-Solikamsk," although there is a definitive gap in the urban areas. The connection drove the Uralican government to create the Solikamsk-Berezniki Unitary Authority in the late summer of 2009, which is the second-largest in area after Arkhangel'sk-Severodvinsk.

Solikamsk is the most northerly of the three "major stops" along Highway UH-12, with Berezniki and Kungur being the other two.

Culture Edit

Solikamsk is a distinctly Russian city and some 80% of the population call themselves "Russian" in terms of Tribal identity. The Russianness of the city is reflected with beautiful Slavic architecture including Uralica's second-largest Eastern Orthodox church. The Malenky Kremlin (Engl. "Little Kremlin") houses the Russian Cultural Centre, and now also the head office of the Russian Tribal Board. Unlike the Kremlin in old Moskva, the Malenky Kremlin has more of a pinkish colour, having been fashioned in Uralica-produced red marble.

The city once had a large population of Mansi people in the city, but most of these have moved to their traditional homeland in Yugra. The second-largest ethnic group in the city is now Finnish.

Sport Edit

Solikamsk is home to a small number of sports teams. The most popular sports, as with the rest of Uralica, are football (soccer) and ice hockey. Most clubs in other sports bear the Solikamsk-Berezniki and are located in Berezniki.

Football (Soccer) Edit

Bolakliiga Edit

Ykkönen Edit

Nelonen Edit

  • Bumazhnik-II Solikamsk
  • FK Solikamsk
  • Torpedo Solikamsk
  • Zavod Ural-II Solikamsk
  • FK Rodniki

Other Pro/Semi-Pro Edit

  • Spartak Solikamsk
  • Dinamo Solikamsk
  • Zvezda Solikamsk
  • Zenit Solikamsk
  • Solikaman Palloklubi
  • Mashinostroitel Solikamsk
  • Dinamo Rodniki
  • Studenets Rodniki
  • Tsementnik Solikamsk
  • Zheleznik Solikamsk
  • Serebrennik Solikamsk
  • Dinamit Solikamsk
  • Jupiter Solikamsk

Ice Hockey Edit

Basketball Edit

Handball Edit

Gymnastics Edit

  • Solikamsk-Berezniki Gymnastics Club

Neighbourhoods and Suburbs Edit

  • Rodniki (Finn. Rodeniki)
  • Gorodishche (Finn. Korodiste)
  • Chernoye (Finn. Mustala)
  • Sela (Finn. Seela)
  • Tokhtuyeva (Finn. Tohtuiva)
  • Teterina (same in Finnish)
  • Belkina (Finn. Pelkkina)
  • Lys'va (Finn. Luusiva)
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