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Cheboksary

Essentials

Cheboksary is the capital of the Republic of Chuvashia and located on the Volga between Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan. The city is a perfect destination for a weekend trip from Moscow to find out more about Chuvash history, culture and traditions. In addition you could also combine it with a visit around the neighbouring republic of Mari El as it is easy to visit Yoshkar-Ola and Kozmodemyansk from here.

Cheboksary


Basic facts
Name in Russian Чебоксары
Name in Chuvash Шупашка́р
Status Capital of the Republic of Chuvashia
Location On the right-bank of the River Volga
Distance 670km east of Moscow; 245km east of Nizhny Novgorod
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 479,266 people (2014)
Founded 1469
City Day Third Sunday in August
Official Website http://www.gcheb.cap.ru