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Yelabuga

Essentials

Yelabuga is a beautifully preserved historical city which also boasts connections with the poet Marina Tsvetaeva and the artist Ivan Shishkin. Yelabuga is located next to the larger city of Naberezhnye Chelny which has an airport, but it can also be visited by bus from Kazan.

Yelabuga


Basic facts
Russian Name Елабуга
Tatar Name Алабуга (Alabuğa)
Status City and administrative centre of the Yelabuga District of the Republic of Tatarstan
Location On the confluence of the River Toyma and the River Kama
Distance 35km west of Naberezhnye Chelny, 225km east of Kazan, 1,030km east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 71,991 people (2014)
Founded 10th century
First mentioned 920
Titles/Awards Historical City of Russia
Festivals Bell-Ringing Festival held annually in August at the same time as the Spasskaya Market
Official Website http://www.elabugacity.ru/ (district); http://www.yelabuga.ru/ (city)