| 657 inhabitants|
| Karachay-Cherkess Republic|
town of republic significance of Karachayevsk
Karachayevsky Urban Okrug
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Dombay (Russian: Домба́й; Karachay-Balkar: Доммай) is an urban locality (a resort settlement) under the administrative jurisdiction of the town of republic significance of Karachayevsk in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Russia. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 657.
Dombay is situated within the Teberda Nature Reserve (zapovednik) and is a popular tourist destination. The area attracts people for its skiing and hiking trails and natural beauty of the Caucasus Mountains. The settlement is located at the elevation of 1,630 meters (5,350 ft) above sea level, with its skiing area occupying the slopes of Mount Mussa Achitara, between 1,800 meters (5,900 ft) and 3,200 meters (10,500 ft) above sea level. Dombay-Ulgen, the highest peak of the Dombay area, is 4,046 meters (13,274 ft). Dombay is surrounded with snow-capped mountains and glaciers all year round.
Urban-type settlement status was granted to Dombay in 1965.
In January 2013, the ski resort made international headlines when a man died from a broken neck and another was seriously injured when a Zorb rolled out of control down a mountain, hitting rocks and eventually coming to a stop 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) away on a frozen lake in Dombay. After the incident made international headlines, Russian authorities called for tougher safety laws.
Within the framework of administrative divisions, the resort settlement of Dombay is subordinated to the town of republic significance of Karachayevsk. Within the framework of municipal divisions, Dombay is a part of Karachayevsky Urban Okrug.
Dombay, Karachay-Cherkess Republic Wikipedia