Cheboksary (Finn. Suppaskari, Chuv. Шупашкар) is a Uralican city and centre of the Chuvash culture within Uralica. It was officially annexed on 1 October 2009 along with the rest of the Chuvashia region (now Chuvashia County), and the majority of its population is Chuvash, with large minorities of Russians and (predominantly Erzya-speaking) Mordvins. As with Izhevsk, the Finnish name for the city comes from the native name for the city as opposed to the Russian name.
It sits on the Volga River, just upstream from the Novocheboksarsky Dam, which is an important source of hydroelectric power for Uralica. The resulting reservoir has created an artificial gulf, which is mainly recreational in nature. It also makes Cheboksary an important point for transportation, as does the fact that Highway UH-1 - Uralica's longest highway - runs right through it. (Highway UH-8 starts roughly 15 kilometres to the west of city centre.)
Economy-wise, it is quite diverse, with various retail and finance outlets in the area. Still, manufacturing is by far the most important trade, with everything from heavy machinery to children's toys being made in the city. There is a large food-production sector as well. Unlike most Uralican cities, there is neither mining operations nor any form of metallurgy run in Cheboksary.
Culture[edit | edit source]
Cheboksary, like most major Uralican cities, is very rich in culture. There are two cultural museums in the city, both dedicated to the Chuvash culture and language, with one of them containing Uralica's only Chuvash-language-only cinema theatre. It is home to the Chuvashia Symphony Orchestra and several smaller orchestras, including two chamber orchestras, two wind orchestras, and no fewer than half a dozen concert bands.
Before the Cataclysm, Cheboksary had numerous beaches and boardwalks along the Volga River, on which the city sits, and well before annexation, the Cheboksary municipal council started a revitalisation project on these. "The Zaliv" is probably the most popular area in Cheboksary during the summer, with an annual recreational beach volleyball tournament being held on this main part of the beach.
The city has numerous churches, and one of the main crafts the city has been historically known for is the fashioning of bells. Even before Cheboksary was in Uralica, almost every church in Uralica had a bell that was made in the city.
Sport[edit | edit source]
Football (Soccer)[edit | edit source]
Kolmonen[edit | edit source]
- FK Cheboksary
- Volga Cheboksary
- Novo FK Novocheboksarsk
Nelonen[edit | edit source]
- Mashinostroitel Cheboksary
- Spartak Cheboksary
Other Pro/Semi-Pro[edit | edit source]
- Chŏvash Shupashkar
- Dinamo Cheboksary
- Metallurg Cheboksary
- Tsementnik Cheboksary
- Spartak Novocheboksarsk
- Zenit Cheboksary
- Apex Cheboksary
- Bolak Cheboksary
- Soyuz Cheboksary
- CSKA Cheboksary
- CSKVC Cheboksary
Handball[edit | edit source]
- RMS Cheboksary
Basketball[edit | edit source]
- Zenit Cheboksary
Tennis[edit | edit source]
- Cheboksary Indoor Tennis Club
Rugby Sevens[edit | edit source]
- Cheboskary Sentinels
Neighbourhoods and Suburbs[edit | edit source]
- Novocheboksarsk - merged with Cheboksary on 2 December 2009 after a successful referendum the previous day.
- Myakelyasky (formerly Leninsky, renamed after Lasse Mäkelä, a founding member of the Uralicist Movement)