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Baksan (town)

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Country  Russia
Area  20 km²
Urban okrug  Baksan Urban Okrug
Local time  Tuesday 9:49 PM
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Federal subject  Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Administratively subordinated to  town of republic significance of Baksan
Administrative center of  Baksansky District, town of republic significance of Baksan
Administrative center of  Baksansky Municipal District, Baksan Urban Okrug
Weather  3°C, Wind SW at 6 km/h, 58% Humidity

Baksan (Russian: Бакса́н) is a town in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia, located 24 kilometers (15 mi) northwest of Nalchik on the left bank of the Baksan River (Terek's basin). Population: 36,860 (2010 Census); 35,805 (2002 Census); 28,767 (1989 Census).


Map of Baksan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia


It was founded in 1822 as a Russian military settlement. In the 1860s, the Kabarda settlement of Kuchmazukino was founded to the east of Baksan; it was renamed Staraya Krepost in 1920. In 1891, to the west of the settlement, the selo of Baksan was founded. Baksan and Staraya Krepost were merged in 1960. Urban-type settlement status was granted to it in 1965; town status was granted in 1967.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Baksan serves as the administrative center of Baksansky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is, together with one rural locality (the selo of Dygulybgey), incorporated separately as the town of republic significance of Baksan—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the town of republic significance of Baksan is incorporated as Baksan Urban Okrug.


In 2002, population included:

  • Kabardians (86.8%)
  • Russians (9.6%)
  • other ethnicities, comprising less than 1% of population each
  • References

    Baksan (town) Wikipedia