The Chuvash Republic or Chuvashia for short, is a federal subject of Russia. Cheboksary is the capital of Chuvashia.
Chuvashia borders with the Mari El Republic in the north, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in the west, the Republic of Mordovia in the south-west, Ulianovsk Oblast in the south, and the Republic of Tatarstan in the east and south-east.
There are 21 districts, 9 cities/towns. The biggest cities are Cheboksary, Novocheboksarsk, Kanash.
Official languages are Russian and Chuvash. Chuvash is a Turkic language. The writing system for the Chuvash language is based on the Cyrillic script, employing all of the letters used in the Russian alphabet, and adding four letters of its own: Ӑ, Ӗ, Ҫ and Ӳ.
At present Chuvashia has 6 professional theaters. There are also more than 20 museums, exhibition halls and modern art galleries, about 627 monuments of architecture. Chuvash confectionary AKKOND is knowm not only in every region of Russia, but also in foreign countries. Direct supplies are maintained to 10 countries of the world.
Cheboksary (Чебоксары-Russian, Шупашкар – Chuvash) is the capital city of Chuvashia and a port on the Volga river. It was first mentioned in written sources in 1469. Population: 453,721 inhabitants (2010).
Cheboksary has been hosting the Language Festival since 1996.
In June 2015, Cheboksary hosted the Athletics European Team Championships Super League meeting.
The Cheboksary Airport (IATA CSY, ICAO UWKS, international airport since 1995) receives both cargo and passenger aircraft of practically all types and sizes. There are regularly scheduled flights to Moscow and other destinations.
Public transportation within Cheboksary is among the best in Russia. An extensive system of trolleybuses, autobuses, and minibuses covers the city, providing quick, convenient access to all parts of the city.
The climate in the region is continental, and it is similar to the climate in Moscow, although colder in winter, which lasts from late November until late March with a permanent snow cover.