Heritage site in Russia
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Official name||Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex|
|Location||Volga Federal District, Russia|
|Criteria||Cultural: (ii), (vi)|
|Inscription||2014 (38th session)|
|Area||424 ha (1.64 sq mi)|
|Buffer zone||12,101 ha (46.72 sq mi)|
Bolghar (Tatar: Болгар, Chuvash: Пăлхар) was intermittently capital of Volga Bulgaria from the 8th to the 15th centuries, along with Bilyar and Nur-Suvar. It was situated on the bank of the Volga River, about 30 km downstream from its confluence with the Kama River and some 130 km from modern Kazan in what is now Spassky District. West of it lies a small modern town, since 1991 known as Bolgar. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex (ancient Bolghar hill fort) to the World Heritage List in 2014.
- Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
Bolgar, Spassky District, Republic of Tatarstan
Town in Tatarstan, Russia
Spassky District, Republic of Tatarstan
District in Republic of Tatarstan, Russia
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