Kungur

Kungur

Kungur is a small provincial city in the Perm Territory close to the mouth of the River Iven. In its past the city was quite a major centre for manufacturing and some quaint old buildings have survived from this period. However the real reason for visiting the city now is to see the Kungur Cave which is famous for its stunning ice formations, stalactites and stalagmites.  


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Кунгур
Status
City-municipality and administrative centre of the Kungur District of the Perm Territory
Location
On the River Kungurka
Distance
90km south-east of Perm, 1,195km north-east of Nizhny-Novgorod, 1,570km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone
Yekaterinburg Time (Moscow +2)
Population
66,765 people (2014)
Founded
1663
Official Website
http://www.kungur-adm.ru/