The city of Nizhnekamsk is situated on the left bank of the Kama river, 237 km to the east from Kazan, 35 km to the west from the railway station Krugloe Pole. Population – 225,3 thousand people. The city was founded in 1961 due to building of a petrochemical plant. In 1966 was transformed from a settlement into a city.

The city is the centre of Nizhnekamskyi district. It is a major centre of petrochemical industry, and the port. There are Nizhnekamsk city history museum, the Tatar drama theatre, the Youth theatre, "Muncha Tashy" theatre, Satire and Humour theatre, the Chuvash national theatre Tamasha, and Art production sector.

 

Coat of arms

 

Nizhnekamsk (1975)