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. 

Basic facts
Name in Russian Солигалич
Status City and administrative centre of the Soligalich District in the Kostroma Region
Location On the River Kostroma
Distance 100km north of Galich; 220km north-east of Kostroma; 555km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 6,129 people (2014)
Founded 1335
Former Names Sol Galichskaya
City Day Third Saturday in August
Official Website