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Cheboksary

[cheb-uh k-sahr-ee; Russian chyi-buh-ksah-ri] /ˌtʃɛb əkˈsɑr i; Russian tʃyɪ bʌˈksɑ rɪ/
noun
1.
a port in and the capital of the Chuvash Autonomous Republic, in the Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga.

Chuvash Autonomous Republic

noun
1.
an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation in Europe. 7064 sq. mi. (18,300 sq. km).
Capital: Cheboksary.

Chuvashia

[choo-vah-shee-uh] /tʃuˈvɑ ʃi ə/
noun
1.
an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation, in the basin of the Volga River in central Russia. 7066 sq. mi. (18,300 sq. km).
Capital: Cheboksary.
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Cheboksary

/Russian tʃɪbakˈsari/
noun
1.
a port in W central Russia on the River Volga: capital of the Chuvash Republic. Pop: 446 000 (2005 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for Cheboksary

city and capital, Chuvashia republic, Russia. It lies on the right bank of the middle Volga River, between Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan. Although Cheboksary is known to have existed since the mid-15th century, and a fortress was built there in 1555, the town remained unimportant until the building of a rail link to Kanash in 1939. Thereafter it grew rapidly, with modern apartment blocks and factories spreading along the high river bluffs, though the old radial town plan was retained

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