|Elista is a city in Russia, capital of Kalmykia. Located in the heart of the Kalmyk steppes. One of the major cultural centers of the Republic. The population of 103,5 thousand people, 53,33% of the Kalmyks, the accounting period by 33.55% Russian, is 2.49% of the Dargins, of 2.04% of the Chechens, more than 1% of Kazakhs and Turks.
Telephone code: 7 847 22. Postal codes: 358000-358014. Car code: 08.
Based in 1862 year, though the official founding date is considered to be 1865 year, when in Elista there were already 15 yards. In 1930 year he received the city status. Named for the location of the beam Elista-Sala. Translated from the Kalmyk word "Elst" means "sand". In 1944 was Steppe, because it is located among the desert. In 1957 year, returned to its former name.