Balakovo

Balakovo

[bah-luh-koh-vuh, buh-lah-kuh-voh; Russ. buh-luhkaw-vuh]
Balakovo (Балако́во) is a town in Saratov Oblast, Russia. Founded in 1762, town status since 1913. Population: 200,470 (2002 Census).

Balakovo is the location of the Saratov Hydroelectric Station on the Volga River and the Balakovo Nuclear Power Plant. It is served by Balakovo Airport.

There is a speedway team called SK Turbina.

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