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.
|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)|