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.
|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)|
|Former Names||Gorodets Meschyorsky|