Nalchik

/nahl"chik/; Russ. /nahl"chyik/, n.
a city in and the capital of Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Republic in the S Russian Federation. 235,000.

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City (pop., 1999 est.: 234,700), southwestern Russia.

It lies along the Nalchik River where the river leaves the Caucasian foothills. Founded as a Russian fortress in 1818, it gained importance after the Russian Revolution of 1917. It is a popular holiday, climbing, and health resort, and it has a university and research institute. It contains considerable industry, including engineering and hydrometallurgy.

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Russia
also spelled  Nalčik 

      city and capital of Kabardino-Balkariya (Kabardino-Balkaria), southwestern Russia. The city lies along the Nalchik River where the latter leaves the Caucasian foothills. Founded as a Russian fortress in 1818, the town remained unimportant until after the October Revolution (1917). Now it is a popular holiday, climbing, and health resort, with several sanatoriums. There is considerable industry, including engineering, hydrometallurgy (molybdenum and tungsten), and artificial-leather and foodstuff manufacture. A university and a Kabardino-Balkariya research institute are located in the city. Pop. (2006 est.) 271,447.

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