In the 15th century Shuya was the centre of an appendage principality which was ruled by the Suzdal line of Ryurikid princes - who in turn became known as the Shuisky family. In the 18th and 19th centuries the city became a thriving merchant and textile centre and many buildings from this era have survived, resulting in Shuya being named an Historical City of Russia. The city has no railway station but can easily be visited by bus from Ivanovo.
|Name in Russian||Шуя|
|Status||City-municipality and administrative centre of the Shuya District of the Ivanovo Region|
|Location||On the River Teza|
|Distance||35km south-east of Ivanovo; 320km north-east of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||58,570 people (2014)|
|City Day||First Sunday of June|