Sarapul is Udmurtia’s second city by population and is older than the republic’s capital of Izhevsk. It is traditionally believed that the name of the city translates from the Chuvash as “yellow fish” after the sturgeon that were caught here in the River Kama. Despite being an industrial part of Udmurtia, much of the historical city centre has been preserved, including the wonderful Bashenin Dacha. The city can be easily visited from Izhevsk by bus.
|Name in Russian||Сарапул|
|Name in Udmurtian||Сарапул|
|Status||City-municipality and centre of the Sarapul District of the Republic of Udmurtia|
|Location||On the right-bank of the River Kama|
|Distance||70km south-east of Izhevsk; 1,230km|
|Time Zone||Samara Time (Moscow +1) east of Moscow|
|Population||99,213 people (2015)|
|City Day||Second Saturday in June|
Top recommendations in Sarapul
Museum of the History and Culture of Central Prikamye
Visit the Museum of the History and Culture of Central Prikamye to learn more about the area around the River Kama.
Go to the Bashenin Dacha – a unique fairy-tale like building and the a symbol of Sarapul. Today the dacha is a museum.
Walk to the north of the city where there is a viewing platform on the top of a hill which offers stunning views of the River Kama.