The city of Naberezhnye Chelny is situated in the northeast of the republic and has a harbour on the left bank of the Kama river. Chelny (a short name of the city) is located 225 km to the east from Kazan, and 17 km to the north-east from the railway station Krugloe Pole. The first settlements on the territory of Naberezhnye Chelny were known since 1626.
The city is the administrative centre of the Tukaevsky district. The main industrial enterprises are the Kama Association for the Production of Heavy-Duty Vehicles (KamAZ) and the Nizhnekamskaya Hydroelectric Power Station.
Museums of the city are the Museum of the history of the town and KamAZ (the branch of the State Joint Museum), and the picture gallery. Theatres are Tatar drama theatre, Masterovye theatre-studio, House of Children and Birds Chelny State theatre, Sara Sadykova concert Hall, Maidan entertainment, and concert complex.
Coat of arms
Places to see and visit:
- Kama river
- Flowers Festival
- Modern music festival “Europe-Asia”
- Naberezhnye Chelny Picture Gallery
- Russian drama theatre “Masterovye”
- Organ Music Hall
- State Tatar Drama Theatre
- State Puppet Theatre
- Nizhnyaya (Lower) Kama National Park in Mendeleevsky district
- Chess and Draughts Club
- Olimpyiskyi sports complex
- KamAZ stadium
- Rosinka (Dew drop) health centre
- Zhemchuzhina (Pearl) health centre
- Chally ancient settlement (Challinskoe gorodishche)
- The Holy “Moneyless Ones” Cosmas and Damian church
- Repentance (Tauba) mosque