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Nartkala is a city in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria of the Russian Federation. It is the administrative center of the Urvansky District and the republic's 4th largest city in terms of population.

The city is located in the northern part of the Urvansky District, at the junction of several highways and railway lines. Nartkala is 25 km to the northeast of the city of Nalchik.

The city stretches over the Kabardian Plain transitioning from foothill to lowland. The land relief is mostly made up of sloping foothill plains.

The hydrographic map is generally presented with springs and small rivers. within the city there are artificial reservoirs for cultivating fishing farms and recreational needs.

Nartkala is an industrially developing city with advanced infrastructure. It is one of the major economic centers of the republic.

The city has 9 large and 370 small industrial enterprises. Food industry and agricultural produce processing are the most advanced.

Nartkala won the All-Russian competition The Most Well-Designed City of Russia among the 3rd category cities in 2005.

The city has the City Palace of Culture, City Library and the Nartkala Local History Museum. Besides, Nartkala has its own block on the television channel broadcasting in the Russian and Kabardian languages in the Urvansky District.


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  (Kabardino-Balkar Republic)

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