Kirov — a city in the Kaluga region in Russia, the administrative center of Kirovsky district. Located 160 km from the city of Kaluga in the river Bolva, which is a tributary of the Desna. The population of the city: 39 thousand.
Telephone code: 7 48456. Car code: 40.
In the town of many deposits of sand, clay, sand-gravel mixtures. Passes through Kirov trunk railway, built in 1933, which gives the shortest way to St. Petersburg, Bryansk, Murmansk, and the cities of the southern Ukraine. The first settlements in the outskirts of the city there were 15-20 thousand years ago.
Based in 1744 and was called the village of Pesochnya. In 1936 he received the name Kirov in honor of of Sergei Mironovich Kirov.