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Yalga is an urban township in the urban district of Saransk of the Mordovia Republic. It is a railway station. It was founded in the late 19th century during construction of the Moscow and Kazan railroad.

It has the population of 7165 people (as of 2014).

The hydronym comes from the stream of Elga that runs through the township. Its name, in turn, comes from the Turkic word meaning a small river or a stream. Recently the name of Yalga has been associated with the Mordovian word of yalga, meaning a friend, companion, adherent.

Yalga stands on the left bank of River Insar in the south of Saransk.

It got the status of an urban township in 1984.



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Yalga
  (Republic of Mordovia)

Cities of the region

    Saransk
    Ruzaevka
    Kovylkino
    Komsomolsky
    Zubova Polyana
    Krasnoslobodsk
    Chamzinka
    Ardatov
    Torbeyevo
    Romodanovo
    Insar
    Lyambir
    Lukhovka
    Yavas
    Temnikov
    Bolshie Berezniki
    Atyashevo
    Elniki
    Staroe Shaigovo


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