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Balabanovo is a Russian city (since 1972) in the Borovsk District of the Kaluga Region. With the population of 25 505 people (2015) Balabanovo is the largest city of the district. The overal area of the city makes 993,6 hectares, with 64 hectares out of it taken with forestry fund lands. Balabanovo is located in the northern part of the Kaluga Region, at the 96 km distance from Moscow on Highway M3.

The city stands between the rivers of Protva (inflow of Oka), Istya (inflow of Nara), 76 km to the northeast of Kaluga and 96 km to the southwest of Moscow. Federal Moscow-Bryansk-Kiev Highway M3 , the Moscow Big Ring (the second concrete road) A108, and the railroad Moscow-Kiev run through the city. The railway station Balabanovo is located in the city.

In summertime the city dwellers usually take rest on the banks of the rivers Stradalovka, Protva and Istya. Besides, the city has three recreation facilities for children and the vacation retreat Balabanovo.

The remains of the 18th century Istyinsky Ironworks are located in the valley of River Istya. The plant was visited by Peter the Great in 1722. Somewhere near the plant there is Peter's Spring, which was used by the emperor, as a legend goes.

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