Nizhnekamsk

Nizhnekamsk

[nizh-nuh-kamsk; Russ. nyi-zhnyi-kahmsk]

Nizhnekamsk (Нижнека́мск; ) is a city in the Republic of Tatarstan, a federal subject of the Russian Federation. Nizhnekamsk is located at , the city was founded in 1961 as Nizhnekamsky work settlement. In connection with the building of the Nizhnekamskneftekhim petrochemical industrial complex, Nizhnekamsk was granted city status in 1966. It remains an important center of the petrochemical industry. It is served by Begishevo Airport.

The population according to the 2002 Census was 225,399. Nationalities (): Tatars 46.5%, Russians 46.1%, Chuvash 3.0%, Ukrainian 1.0%, Bashkir 1.0%.

Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk is an ice hockey team based in Nizhnekamsk, playing in the Russian Hockey Super League.

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