ⓘ History of Kazan

                                     

ⓘ History of Kazan

The origin of the name Kazan is uncertain. It could very well derive from the Bulgars - the Bulgarian and Tatar word qazan means boiler or cauldron. Alternately, it may have been derived from the Tatar qazğan, dug. Qazan is originally a name for a special cooking pan, similar to the wok, but heavier. The belief that the city of Kazan is named after this object comes from the terrains similarity to a qazan: the city is situated in a U-shaped lowland. Another, more romantic legend tells a story of a Tatar princess Soyembika, who dropped a golden dish into the river while washing it, and that the city was founded at that site. Additionally, legends of the Chuvash people refer to the Bulgarian Prince Khusan and that is the Chuvash name for the city.

  • 1939–2000: Казан. (1939-2000: Казан)
  • Arab hist.: Bulgar al-Jadid in Tatar transliteration:Bolğar al-Cadid - New Bolğar.
  • Turkish: Kazan. (Турецкий: Казань)
  • Russian: Казань. (России: Казань)
  • German: Kasan, Latin: Casan, French: Kazan, Polish: Kazan, Latvian: Kazaņa.
  • Tatar now, 1928–1939: Qazan.
  • 1918–1922, Arab: قزان. (1918-1922, араб: قزان)
  • 1918–1928: قازان. (1918-1928: قازان)
  • Finnish: Old Kasaani New Kasani.