Nalchik

Nalchik Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Нальчик) (IATA: NAL, ICAO: URMN) is a small airport in Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia located 3 km northeast of Nalchik. It handles small airliners; the terminal area has space for 12 jets and 6 small aircraft and supports 24-hour operations. The airport has had a minor military presence with the 368 OSAZ (368th Independent Mixed Aviation Regiment) which flew Antonov An-12 cargo aircraft.

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Nalchik

Nalchik (Russian: Нальчик; IPA: [ˈnalʲtɕɪk]; Kabardian: Налщӏэч /naːɮɕʼakʲ/; Karachay-Balkar: Нальчик) is the capital city of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia, situated at an altitude of 550 meters (1,800 ft) in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains; about 100 kilometers (62 mi) northwest of Beslan in the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania. It covers an area of 131 square kilometers (51 sq mi). Population was 240,203 (2010 Census); 274,974 (2002 Census); 234,547 (1989 Census).

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