Zainsky district

Zainsky district

  • Castle of Khan Bairash

    Location: Zainsky district, the Bugulma-Belebeevo upland

    On Mount Lysaya (Bald Hill) has been found an epigraphic monument with characters carved on stone, relating to the epoch of the Mongol conquests. On the stone the name of a Bulgar has been carved, a defender of the motherland against the conquerors. According to the historian and chronicler of the 17th century Khissam ed-Din, the son of Sherif ed-Din, the hill was the site of the castle of Khan Bairash whose guest in the winter of 1395-1396 was the celebrated Timur Alsak or Tamerlane. On the slopes of the hill diggings by 18th century miners have been found: they were digging for ore for the Ishteryalovo copper melting plant.

     

     

  • Zainsk and its sights and attractions

    The city of Zainsk is situated at confluence of two rivers – Stepnoy Zai and Lesnoy Zai, 287 km to the east from Kazan, has a railway station. The city is the centre of Zainsky district. Population – 41,3 thousand people. Zainsk was founded between 1652 and 1656 as a fortress. Since 1978 Zainsk is a city.

     

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  • Zainsky district and its sights and attractions

    The centre of the district is Zainsk. Area – 1842,4 square km. Population – 57,4 thousand people.

    The city of Zainsk is situated at confluence of two rivers – Stepnoy Zai and Lesnoy Zai, 287 km to the east from Kazan, has a railway station. Population – 41,3 thousand people. Zainsk was founded between 1652 and 1656 as a fortress. Since 1978 Zainsk is a city.

     

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    Zainsky district, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourism  

    Zainsky district, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourism