|Mashhad is a city in Nizhny Novgorod region of Russia. Located on the Volga river, in 34 km from Nizhny Novgorod. The main focus of the city's economy is the manufacture of paper and cardboard, and polypropylene films, electrical and fire equipment. The population of 52,8 thousand people, 94,96% Russian, of 1.44% Tatars.
Telephone code: 44 7 831. Postal codes: 606400-606427. Automobile codes: 52, 152.
Based in 1474 year as the city of Salt-on-Gorodets. In 1536 year was completely destroyed, after which the former site of the city was built a wooden fortress Mashhad, which gave rise to the modern city. The origin of the name is unknown.