Mirny, Sakha Republic, Far Eastern Federal district, Russia

🇷🇺 Mirny (Мирный) is a town and the administrative centre of Mirninsky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia, located on the Irelyakh River (Vilyuy's basin), 820 km (510 mi) west of Yakutsk, the capital of the republic.

Economy The Mir mine is located within the town. It is an open pit mine, which, with the depth of 525 meters (1,722 ft) and a diameter of 1.25 km (0.78 mi) is reckoned to be the second largest in the world. Production was stopped in 2004, and the mine was permanently closed in 2011, due to reduced recovery and the costs of working in the far northern climate.

Transportation The town is served by the Mirny Airport. Safety concerns have been raised about aircraft operations near to the open diamond mine; helicopters are forbidden to pass over the abandoned workings.

Education The Mirny Polytechnic Institute, a branch of the North-Eastern Federal University, operates in the town.

Image: Ilya Varlamov

Mirny has a population of over 37,188 people. Mirny also forms the centre of the wider Mirninsky District which has a combined population of over 75,990 people.

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