Kirzhach is a city (since 1778) in the Vladimir
region of Russia, the administrative center of the Kirzhach
district. It is located 125 km west of Vladimir and 90 km from
Moscow on the Kirzhach River (left tributary of the Klyazma). It has
a railway station on the line Alexandrov - Orekhovo-Zuyevo, part of
the Big Railway Ring around Moscow. Population - 27,157 people.
Etymology of the name The name of Kirzhach
received from the river Kirzhach. It is included in the so-called
series - a bush of identical place names, which also include the
Kirzhelka River, as well as a small brook of Kirzhen 'in the
Gaginsky district of the Nizhny Novgorod region. All of them
correlate with Moksha or Erzya word with the meaning “left”, having
the form of Kerji, Kerch or Kersh in different dialects. Kirzhach
was founded on the left bank of the river of the same name, which is
the left tributary of the Klyazma. Previously, the river was
navigable for fairly large merchant boats (karbas), but then it
became shallower, it changed the banks and was no longer used as a
Geography Kirzhach is located in a weakly hilly
valley. From the north, east and south is surrounded by forests. The
Kirzhach River and its tributary the Vakhchilka River flow through
the city. A few meters from the mouth of the Vakhchilka there is an
artificial lake Krutoe covering an area of 48 hectares (created in
Travel Destinations in Kirzhach
Temple architecture 1 Annunciation Monastery, Gagarin St., 27.
Active convent. Founded in the XIV Sergius of Radonezh. 2
Annunciation Cathedral. 3 Savior Church (Church of the
All-Merciful Savior). 4 A temple in honor and glory of All
Saints. 5 Church of St. Nicholas on Selivanova mountain, st.
Quay, 13. 6 Church of St. Nicholas in Zabolot'e, Sosnovaya
Street. The church was built in 1846.
Monuments Lenin monument.
Things to do Kirzhachsky
District Museum of History and Art, st. Gagarin, 52. ☎ +7 (49237)
2-3658. daily from 9.00 to 18.00, on Saturday from 10.00 to 16.00.
1 Stryker Interactive Shooting Gallery (Stryker Shooting Gallery),
ul. Nekrasovskaya, 17. ☎ +7 (919) 029-2000. 12.00-18.00 5rub / shot;
10rub / minute of a laser session. The shooting gallery is open
every day except Monday. 2 Airsoft club “Igra, quarter 44 (turn
in the direction of the village Efanovo). ☎ +7 (919) 029-2000.
10.00-20.00. 990 rubles / person. Airsoft ground with an area of
3.8 hectares. Organization of airsoft games (from 6 people) and
paintball (from 10 people).
Climate City's climate is moderately continental: a warm
summer, a cold winter with a moderate spring and fall. Average
temperature in January is −10.6 °C (12.9 °F) and +18.2 °C (64.8 °F)
in July. Mean annual precipitation is 584 millimeters (23.0 in). It
averages 151 days per year with temperatures above 0 °C (32 °F). A
snow cover is present for four to five months; snow starts to fall
usually at the end of November or in the beginning of December. Snow
melts on sun covered places in the middle of April and in forests at
the end of April.
The town of Kirzhach is connected by radial roads passing through
the district through Pokrov to the M7 Moscow-Vladimir-Nizhny
Novgorod highway, through Khrapka and Filippovskoye to the
Schelkovskaya A103 and Yaroslavskaya M8 highways through Belkovo to
the cities of Karabanovo and Aleksandrov, through Efremovo to
Kolchugino, Yuryev-Polsky. Kirzhach railway station on the Big
Ring of the Moscow Railway. Direct electric trains Kirzhach is
connected with the cities of Aleksandrov, Karabanovo,
Orekhovo-Zuevo, Likino-Dulyovo, Kurovskoye. Long-distance trains do
not pass through Kirzhach. There is a sports airfield "Kirzhach".
Kirzhach urban transport is represented by a network of 12 bus
routes with a total length of 94.8 kilometers.
How to get there By plane Despite the presence of the
airfield, there are no regular flights.
By train From
Moscow by train with transfers via Aleksandrov or Orekhovo-Zuyevo
By car From Moscow along the Schelkovskoye Highway through
Chkalovsky, Chernogolovka, along the Gorky Highway through Pokrov
By bus From the bus station go buses Moscow-Kirzhach,
Moscow-Kolchugino (transit) or by shuttle
the bus station of Kirzhach there is a bus service to the villages
of the district and the city of Alexandrov.