Kolomna Municipal Okrug - History - Occupation

Occupation

The first inhabitants of Kolomna were mariners - artisans, pilots. Later there settled merchants, soldiers, tradesmen and, with few exceptions-poor gentry. The number of inhabitants in Kolomna continuously increased. In the middle of the 19th century, there lived about 50 thousand people in the mid 1890's - more than 70 thousand, and the census of 1910 indicates the number of inhabitants of Kolomna - more than 85 thousand.

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