Biskowtka, Kolb, Peskovatka, Peskovka, Peskowatka
51º04' N 44º59' E
Kolb was founded on 13 May 1767 by the Government as a Lutheran colony.
In the early years, Kolb was part of the Frank parish.
**Of whom 3,053 were German.
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Last updated 2 January 2016.