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Naberezhnye Chelny

Essentials

Naberezhnye Chelny is Tatarstan's second city, most famous for its KamAZ Automobile Plant, but this industrial, Soviet-era planned city doesn't have much to offer tourists, especially in comparison to its much more pleasant and interesting neighbour of Yelabuga. The city can be visited by bus from Kazan although there is also an airport nearby (Begishevo airport).

Naberezhnye Chelny


Basic facts
Russian Name Набережные Челны
Tatar Name Яр Чаллы (Yar Çallı)
Status City-municipality in the Republic of Tatarstan
Location On the confluence of the River Kama, the River Melekeska and the River Chelna
Distance 250km east of Kazan, 1,032km east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 522,048 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1626
City Status 10 August 1930
City Day Second Saturday in August
Official Website http://nabchelny.ru