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There are more then 2000 industry enterprises are operatong  in Naberezhnye Chelny. The largest are Joint Stock Company Tatelektromash, paper manufacturing plant, Lower-Kama Hydro Electro Station with the power of 1248 MW, Naberezhnye Chelny Heat and Power Plants, Kamgesenergostroy and various construction industries.

Naberezhnye Chelny is the largest railroad, motor transport and aviation junction. It is also well known for its port on the river Kama.

The trains from Naberezhnye Chelny have a direct communication with Moscow, Ufa, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Izhevsk, Bugulma and Adler.

A river port is capable to dock “river-sea” type cargo and passenger vessels. It is also well equipped for processing and storage of containers and cargo.

The main branches of municipal services are – trucks production, electric-energetic industry, construction and processing industry.

The most important enterprise of the city is a Joint Stock  Company of Kamaz which specializes in production of trucks Kamaz, diesel engines, petroleum products cisterns, buses and spare parts for cars.

The energy Kamaz truck branch is presented by  Naberezhnye Chelny Heat and Power Plant and a Lowe-Kama Hydro Electric Power Station and also enterprises which service thermal, electrical and engineering communications. Lower-Kama GES is the most important producer of electric power in the Volga region.

Naberezhnye Chelny KBK is the only producer of paper and corrugated containers in Tatarstan. Broad spectrum of products from raw materials is produced there. Naberezhnye Chelny is also one of the largest centers of food processing industry. The industrial zone unites such companies as a Meat packing plant, Milk processing factory “Sot”, Bread bakery “Chelny Hleb”, fish and seafood packing plant “Holod”. Products of a poultry processing facility “Tukaevskaya”, mushrooms grown in the State farm “Vesenny” and meats and sausages produced in “Hladokombinat” are distributed in many other republics and cities of Russia.
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In 1982 city Naberezhnye Chelny got a new name Brezhnev. In 1988 it finally got back its original name of Naberezhnye Chelny. The population of the city in 2004 was 514 200 people. Representatives of more then 80 nationalities live in Naberezhnye Chelny. There are 17 cultural communities are organized there. Their activity is aimed to revive and develop native languages, culture, traditions and customs.

Nationalities:

Tatars - 45,6%
Russians-44,9%
Chuvash-2,2%
Ukrainians-1,7%
Bashkirs-1,5%
other 4,1%

Religions: Muslim, Russian Orthodox
Time zone: UTC+3, summer UTC+4
Phone city code: +7 (8552)
City zip code: 4238**
Geographical location: