Soligalich began its history as Sol Galichskaya which literally means “salt of Galich”. It got this name due to its salt works which once supplied salt for the north-west of Russia and even parts of Scandinavia, making it an important centre of trade in the process. Soligalich now though has become a quaint provincial city and a minor spa resort, somewhat off the beaten track. It is easiest to visit the city by bus from Galich which has good transport links.
Name in Russian
City and administrative centre of the Soligalich District in the Kostroma Region
On the River Kostroma
100km north of Galich; 220km north-east of Kostroma; 555km north-east of Moscow
6,129 people (2014)
Third Saturday in August