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Kasimov

Essentials

Although it is not far from Moscow, Kasimov has a rather unusual history as it became a Tatar khanate in the 15th century when it was granted to Qasim – a son of Khan Oluğ Möxämmäd of Kazan. The city is now named after Qasim. A mosque and mausoleum from the Kasimov Khanate era have survived to this day, which has led to the city being named a Historical City of Russia. With no railway links, it is easiest to visit Kasimov by bus from Ryazan.

Kasimov


Basic facts
Name in Russian Касимов
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Kasimov District of the Ryazan Region
Location On the River Oka
Distance 165km north-east of Ryazan; 285km south-east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 31,897 people (2014)
Founded 1152
Former Names Gorodets Meschyorsky
Official Website http://gorod-kasimov.ru/