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Mariinsky Posad is a Russian sity, the administrative center of the Mariinsko-Posadsky District of Chuvashia.

The city stretches along the right bank of River Volga 36 km away from Cheboksary at the confluence of two small rivers: Nizhny Sundyrka and Verkhny Sundyrka.

In chronicles of 1620 the place was called the village of Sundyr. On June 18, 1856 the Emperor Alexander II named the village Mariinsky Posad in honor of his spouse Maria Aleksandrovna. Monument to Empress Maria Aleksandrovna was set up in Naberezhnaya Street of Mariinsky Posad on August 9, 2013.

By 1917 Mariinsky Posad surpassed the city of Cheboksary, nowadays the capital of Chuvashia as regards its population and an economic level.

Tourism

In 2011 Mariinsky Posad and its district was visited by 55 tourist motor ships, 44 excursion buses, and 73 800 tourists from other districts of Chuvashia and various regions of Russia, as well as from Japan, Austria, Italy, Colombia, Spain, the USA, Thailand, Holland, France and Norway. The main tourist attraction in the city are Gosudareva Gora (the Monarchic mountain) - a nature sanctuary where Empress Catherine II rested in summer 1763, the Holy Trinity Cathedral (1726), the orthodox church of the Kazan Mother of God (1761), the Local History Museum of Merchant, Bourgeois and Country Lifestyle, ancient houses in the Naberezhnaya Streets and Lenin Street, and other sights.

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Mariinsky Posad
  (Chukchi Autonomous Area (Chukotka))

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