Add to favorite
 
russian visa
    Asha

Asha is a Russian town, the administrative center of the Ashinsky District of the Chelyabinsk Region.

Its population is 32.7 thousand people (as of 2005).

The town is located in the extreme West of the region, at the border with Bashkortostan, at the foot of Karatau Ridge, on River Sim (inflow of the Byelaya River), at the confluence of River Asha into it, 377 km to the West of Chelyabinsk.

It is a railway station of the Kuibyshev railroad on the line Ufa Chelyabinsk.

History of Asha

The town was founded in 1898 in connection with construction of the iron plant Asha-Balashovo; in June 20, 1933 it became a town, and in February 1, 1963 it became a town of regional submission.

Its name has two interpretations. One considers the toponym from the point of view of assessment of local environment, pulling together with the Turkic verb ash, as with the meaning cross over (mountains), i.e. the river (Asha), which is making its way through mountains. Another interpretation relates the rivers name to the Bashkir clan Assy and proceeds from the rivers name in primary sources Assa.

In 2012 for the first time in the Urals a tooth of a porcupine, whose age was approximately estimated at 120 thousand years, was found in a cave near the town of Asha. Earlier it was considered that porcupines had never inhabited the Urals.



Tags: Asha     


Region:


City:






Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



Asha
  (Chelyabinsk Region)

Cities of the region

    Chelyabinsk
    Zlatoust
    Magnitogorsk
    Miass
    Kopeysk
    Ozyorsk
    Troitsk
    Snezhinsk
    Kyshtym
    Chebarkul
    Korkino
    Satka
    Yuzhnouralsk
    Tryokhgorny


TAGS:
Russian Cinema  Tinkoff Credit Systems  Russian confectionery plants   St. Petersburg Parks   Parliament in Action  Belokurikha  human rights in Russia  travel to Samara  Boris Grebenshchikov  Archeological Pavillions  Russian rouble  Domodedovo  criminality  Lenin  Concerts in St.-Petersburg  Paleontology  excursions  Tsaritsyno  Environment Protection  Far North   Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian science  nationalism in Russia  Russian tourism  Alexander Vakhrameyev  Festivals  Russian business  Sea Facade  Russian designers  Russian scientists  Russian economy  Boris Eifman Ballet  Jan Tsionglinsky  Spring Flower Festival  Monaco  St. Petersburg  Russian visa  Soviet Stagnation  Transaero  Pavel Fedotov  Moscow  Perm  Yaroslavl   Exhibitions in Moscow  Gorky Park  Online Events during Quarantine  Max Haaze  Russian directors  Kazan  Jose Mourinho 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites