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Coat of arms  Flag
Federal subject  Republic of Ingushetia
Area  12.63 km²
Country  Russia
Capital of  Republic of Ingushetia
Local time  Friday 11:54 PM
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Administratively subordinated to  town of republic significance of Magas
Administrative center of  town of republic significance of Magas
Weather  3°C, Wind E at 13 km/h, 80% Humidity

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Magas (Russian: Мага́с) is the capital town of the Republic of Ingushetia, Russia. It was founded in 1995 and replaced Nazran as the capital of the republic in 2002. In terms of population, Magas is the smallest capital of a federal subject in Russia: 5,841 (2015); 2,502 (2010 Census); 275 (2002 Census).


Map of Magas, Ingushetia, Russia


The Republic of Ingushetia came into existence in 1992, having been split from the Chechen–Ingush ASSR. Nazran, the largest of three towns of the new republic, was made a temporary capital.

In 1995, President Ruslan Aushev founded Magas just a few kilometers south of Nazran, naming it after the medieval city of Maghas. The new town was supposed to serve purely for administrative needs.


Magas is located in the western area of Ingushetia, at the borders with Prigorodny Raion of North Ossetia-Alania. It is surrounded by Nazranovsky Raion, and the nearest settlements are Ekazhevo, the city of Nazran, and Ali-Yurt. The town is also 30 km from the North Ossetian-Alanian capital city, Vladikavkaz.

Administrative and municipal status

Magas is the capital of the republic. Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as the town of republic significance of Magas—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the town of republic significance of Magas is incorporated as Magas Urban Okrug.


Magas' population, a hundred of inhabitants at the beginning, increased in early 2010s.


Magas Airport serves the town and the near city of Nazran. Nearest railway station is the one of Nazran.


Magas Wikipedia