Founded in the late 19th century, Kotlas really developed as a city in the 1930s as the site of a Gulag camp. Unsurprisingly it is not really a tourist destination apart from the odd pretty northern-style building and church. However it is a tourist hub and from here you can visit Solvychegodsk and Veliky Ustyug.
|Name in Russian||Котлас|
|Status||City-municipality and administrative centre of the Kotlas District of the Arkhangelsk Region|
|Location||On the River Vychegda|
|Distance||915km south-east of Arkhangelsk, 975km north-east of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||60,532 people (2014)|