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Bor is a Russian town, the administrative center of the Bor urban district in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.

Bor stands on the Volga River, 19 km to the east of Nizhny Novgorod, which it is connected with a road bridge to (since 1965).

Bor is well-known as a picturesque countryside with pine forests preserved.

Bor has the Mokhovye Gory railway station.

The town with the population of 78 015 people (as of 2013) takes the area of 147sq.km.

History of Bor

It was first time recorded in the 13th century as the Vezlomsky Settlement at the mouth of River Vezlom. Later the settlement was shifted 1 km to the north and renamed into Borvsky. The name comes from Bor, i.e. the Russian word for coniferous, mainly pine forest; dry upland with pinewood.

At the end of the 19th century the Bor village of the Semyonovsky District of the Nizhny Novgorod Province had 293 households, 2 orthodox churches, a school, a hospital, and ironworks.

Bor has been a town since 1938.

Architecture and Sights

Mukhino Village in the vicinity of Bor harbours the Assumption Church (1820-26) and Rozhnovo Village also has an old functional church.



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Bor
  (Nizhny Novgorod Region)

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