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Bolkhov

Bolkhov was once the centre of a small appendage principality formed after the Mongol-Tatar conquest of Russia. It is today a small provincial city, standing on the high bank of the River Nugr - a tributary of the Oka. A visit to Bolkhov can be combined with a trip to the regional centre of Oryol.

Bolkhov


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Болхов
Status
City and centre of the Bolkhov District of the Oryol Region
Location
On the River Nugr
Distance
60km north of Oryol; 340km south of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
11,392 people (2014)
First Mentioned
1196
Official Website
http://www.bolhov-adm.ru/