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Kargopol

Essentials

Kargopol has been named a Historical City of Russia due to the many old buildings which have been preserved the city, including beautiful examples of church architecture in the typical Russian North style. In addition there are several traditional wooden churches located in villages outside the city which are also worth visiting. The city is also famous for its colourful clay toys. As it has no railway station of its own it is best visited via the station in the nearby city of Nyandoma - which is otherwise not much a tourist destination.

Kargopol


Basic facts
Name in Russian Каргополь
Status City and administrative centre of the Kargopol District of the Arkhangelsk Region
Location On the left bank of River Onega
Distance 80km from Nyandoma; 495km from Arkhangelsk; 645km from St Petersburg; 825km from Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 10,056 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1146
Former Names Kargo Pole
Titles/Awards Historical City of Russia
Official Website http://kargopol.ru/