Nevyansk is a city (until 1919 private settlement Nevyansky Zavod) in Russia, the administrative center of the Nevyansky urban district of the Sverdlovsk region. One of the oldest cities in the Urals, the center of the folk craft Nevyanskoy icons. The city is widely known due to the main architectural sight of the Urals - Nevyanskaya inclined tower.
In the city there is a railway station Nevyansk with a bus station in the direction of Yekaterinburg - Nizhny Tagil.
The city of Nevyansk is located on the eastern slope of the Middle Urals, on the Neiva River, which in the city forms the Nevyansky urban pond, continuing south and east beyond the city limits. Nevyansk is 74 km (by road), 99 km (by rail) to the north of Yekaterinburg and 76 km (by road) and 50 km (by rail) to the south of Nizhny Tagil. 40 km south of Nevyansk is Lake Tavatui.Nevyansk was founded by the decree of Peter I in 1701 in connection with the construction of iron-smelting and iron-smelting plants.
The first smelting was performed on December 15, 1701, and this date is considered to be the birthday of Nevyansk, the world's first city-plant. On March 4, 1702, the State Plant by decree of Emperor Peter I was transferred to its owner, Nikita Demidovich Antufiev (Demidov), founder of the Demidov dynasty. In 1745, the property of Akinfiy Nikitich was divided into three parts between the sons of Prokopy, Grigory and Nikita. Nevyanskaya part went to Prokopy Akinfievich Demidov.
In 1768 the Nevyansky plant was bought by Savva Yakovlev (Sobakin).
In 1878 a movement was opened along the Ural Gornozavodskaya railway.
In June 1918, an anti-Bolshevik uprising took place in Nevyansk
On February 1, 1963, the Council of People's Deputies of Nevyansk was transferred to the Sverdlovsk Regional Council of Working People's Deputies.
The modern feature of the city was established on March 3, 2006.