Kyzyl

Kyzyl

Kyzyl (/kɪˈzɪl/; Russian: Кызыл, .mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}Russian pronunciation: [kɨˈzɨɫ]; Tuvan: Кызыл, Kızıl, Tuvan pronunciation: [qɤˈzɤɫ], ) is the capital city of the republic of Tuva, Russia. The name of the city means "red" or "crimson" in Tuvan (and in many other Turkic languages). Its population was 120,067 (2021 Census);[7] The city was founded in 1914 as Belotsarsk (Russian: Белоцарск, pronounced [bʲɪɫɐˈt͡sarsk]; "White Tsar's town").[8] In 1918, it was renamed Hem-Beldir (Tuvan: Хем-Белдир, [xem belˈdɪɾ]). In 1926 it was given its present name.[citation needed] When the city was the capital of Tannu Tuva, it was named Kizil Khoto. In September 2014, Kyzyl celebrated its 100th anniversary as a city. The settlement was founded in 1914 by Russian settlers immediately after the entry of the then Uryankhay Krai under the protectorate of the Russian Empire called Belotsarsk .