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Location of Pionersky
Pionersky (Kaliningrad Oblast)
|Federal subject||Kaliningrad Oblast|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
| • Estimate |
|• Subordinated to||town of oblast significance of Pionersky|
|• Capital of||town of oblast significance of Pionersky|
|• Urban okrug||Pionersky Urban Okrug|
|• Capital of||Pionersky Urban Okrug|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (MSK–1 )|
Pionersky (Russian: Пионе́рский (help·info); German: Neukuhren (pronunciation (help·info)); Polish: Kursze; Lithuanian: Kuršiai) is a town in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, located along the Baltic Sea on the Sambian Peninsula, between Zelenogradsk and Svetlogorsk. Population figures: 11,016 (2010 Census); 11,816 (2002 Census); 11,635 (1989 Census).
The Residence of the President of the Russian Federation "Yantar" and the only Federal Children's orthopedic sanatorium in Russia "Pionersk" are located in the town.
When the region was part of Germany the town was known as Neukuhren. It was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1945 upon the end of World War II and renamed Pionersky after the children's health camp of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union that was established in the town after the war by the new Soviet authorities. The town's small harbor, formerly used only for fishing, now accommodates sailboats and beach tourism.
Administratively, it is incorporated as the town of oblast significance of Pionersky—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. Municipally, the town of oblast significance of Pionersky is incorporated as Pionersky Urban Okrug.
Pionersky is twinned with:
Seaside view in Pionersky
Beach and harbor in Pionersky