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OTHER SCRIPTS: Казан (Tatar), Казань (Russian)
OTHER FORMS: Qazan
Meaning & History
Meaning disputed, although some sources say that the name of the city is derived from the Volga Bulgar and Tatar word qazan meaning "boiler" or "cauldron". Other sources say that it comes from the name of the Kazanka River or that it was named after the cauldron-shaped hill the city sits atop of. Kazan is a city in Russia and the capital of the Russian federal district of Tatarstan. It is the eighth largest Russian city.