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Buinsk is a small Russian town standing on the left bank of Karla River (the left inflow of Sviyaga)in the Volga Region, 137 km to the southwest of Kazan. It has a railway station named Bui. The towns area makes only 15 sq km.

History of Buinsk

The first historical record of Buinsk dates back to 1691. The Russian name Buinsk comes from the Tatar word bua meaning a dam.

In 1780 it became the district town of the Simbirsk Province.

From 1830 autumn and winter fairs were annually held in Buinsk. In 1856 the district town Buinsk of the Simbirsk Province had 1 church, 499 houses, and 99 shops.

Sights: Buinsk Museum of Local Lore, the Trinity Church and a mosque


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