Although not the regional centre, Cherepovets is the largest city in the Vologda Region. It is also the industrial centre of the region - home to Severstal, the largest steel producing company in Russia. As such it is not the most touristy of cities, but a visit here can be combined with a trip to Belozersk.
Name in Russian
City-municipality and centre of the Cherepovets District of the Vologda Region
On the River Sheksa
140km west of Vologda; 500km north of Moscow; 545km east of St Petersburg;
316,758 people (2014)