Magas city, Russia

The capital city of Ingushetia republic.

Magas - Overview

Magas (meaning “sun city” in the Ingush language) is a city located in southern Russia, the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia. It is the smallest and youngest administrative center in Russia.

The population of Magas is about 15,300 (2022), the area - 12 sq. km.

The phone code - +7 8734, the postal code - 386000.

Magas city coat of arms

Magas city coat of arms

Magas city map, Russia

Magas city map of Russia

History of Magas

Magas was founded by Ruslan Aushev, the president of Ingushetia (from March 1993 to December 2001) on February 23, 1994.

On April 15, 1994, Boris Yeltsin, the President of Russia, signed the decree #778 “On the construction of the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia”. This day is celebrated as the City Day of Magas.

In December 2000, Magas officially became the capital of Ingushetia.

It occupies the place, where there was an ancient town with the same name in the past. It is for the first time since Peter the Great that a town is intentionally built as a regional capital.

Magas - Features

Magas is located 4 km southeast of the city of Nazran, less than 500 meters from the border of Ingushetia and North Ossetia, 6-8 meters above the Sunzha River and 520-650 meters above sea level. From here you can see a picturesque cityscape of Nazran, the largest city of Ingushetia.

The railway station of Nazran is located about 8 km from Magas, the distance to the airport “Magas” - 33 km. The federal highway “Caucasus” passes near Magas. Urban public transport was launched in early 2015 and operates daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

The center is formed mainly by the government buildings. To the east of them, you can find the main street of Magas, where various administrative, business, and trade centers are located. The main building of Ingush State University is located in the city.

Attractions of Magas

  • Harmony Tower, a 100-meter high tower built in a traditional Ingush style in 2013,
  • Alania Square,
  • The Alley of the Republic,
  • The Alley named after the First President of the Chechen Republic A.A. Kadyrov,
  • The Alley of the 80th Anniversary of the Ingush Statehood,
  • The Alley of Sports Hall of Fame,
  • The Alley “Mothers of Russia”,
  • The Monument to the Mother.

Magas city of Russia photos

Magas views

Presidential Palace in Magas

Presidential Palace in Magas

Author: unknown

Magas architecture

Magas architecture

Author: Amirkhan Khakiev

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