Belebei (Russian Белебей, Bashkir Бәләбәй ) is a town with 60 188 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ) in the Republic of Bashkortostan in Russia.


Belebei is located in the west of Bashkortostan, close to the borders of the Republic of the Orenburg Oblast and the Republic of Tatarstan, about 180 km southwest of the subject capital Ufa away. The nearest town is Abdulino, removed approximately 60 line kilometers of Belebei.


The place was first mentioned in 1715, then as a small Tschuwaschensiedlung called Belebejewo. 1781 Belebei received the status of a district town within the Ufa province. Until the 20th century, agriculture and trade were mainly operated here. A strong growth spurt the city received from the 1950s, when oil deposits were opened in their vicinity.


Note: Census data


Belebei is considered today as the site of the oil and gas industry, which is operated by the regional Öluntenehmen Bashneft especially. Furthermore, there are in the city metal processing and food companies.


  • Archangel Michael's Cathedral (18th century)
  • Nicholas Cathedral (19th century)
  • Mosque ( 1905)

Further education institutions

  • Branch of the State Academy of Architecture and Construction Samara

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Vladimir Bukovsky, a human rights activist and journalist
  • Maguba Syrtlanowa, bomber pilot
  • Inna Churikova, Actress

Pictures of Belebey