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Inza is a Russian town in the Ulyanovsk Region. The town is located in the Volga Lowland, on River Syuksyumka (the basin of Sura), 167 km to the southwest of Ulyanovsk.

It is a railway junction.

The town with the population of 18 127 people (as of 2014) takes the area of 48

History of Inza

It was founded as a railway station settlement in 1897 and was named after River Inza, derived from the Mordovian inzeen meaning raspberry.

A sawing plant was opened in the settlement in 1905. In 1913 the settlement merged with the villages of Katovo (founded in 1676) and Troitskoye.

Inza became an industrial township in 1928 and a town in 1946.

Architecture and Sights

Visitors will find it interesting to observe a complex of station constructions of the late 19th early 20th centuries: the railway station, depot, railway hospital, etc.

Neolithic site has remained on the bank of River Inza, 2 km to the west of Inza.

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