Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, Volga Federal district, Russia

🇷🇺 Yoshkar-Ola is the capital city of the Mari El Republic, Russia. Yoshkar-Ola means red city in Mari and was formerly known as Tsaryovokokshaysk before 1919, as Krasnokokshaysk between 1919 and 1927 and Charla. Yoshkar-Ola was established as a military fortress in 1584, following the Russian conquest of the Mari region. It is currently one of the centres of the Finno-Ugric people and the administrative centre of the Yoshkar-Ola city district. The local train station is currently served by a daily train to and from the capital Moscow with other short-service trains running to and from Kazan.

Yoshkar-Ola is home to 88 educational institutions, among them several institutions of higher education, including: Mari State University • Volga State University of Technology • Interregional Open Social Institute.

Yoshkar-Olá, Mari El Republic, Russia 
Yoshkar-Olá, Mari El Republic, Russia
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Yoshkar-Ola has a population of over 274,715 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Yoshkar-Ola has links with: 🇫🇷 Bourges, France; 🇺🇸 Princeton, West Virginia, United States; 🇭🇺 Szombathely, Hungary.

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