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Bolkhov

Essentials

Bolkhov was once the centre of a small appendage principality formed after the Mongol-Tatar conquest of Russia. It is today a small provincial city, standing on the high bank of the River Nugr - a tributary of the Oka. A visit to Bolkhov can be combined with a trip to the regional centre of Oryol.

Bolkhov


Basic facts
Name in Russian Болхов
Status City and centre of the Bolkhov District of the Oryol Region
Location On the River Nugr
Distance 60km north of Oryol; 340km south of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 11,392 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1196
Official Website http://www.bolhov-adm.ru/