Asha (town)
Asha is a town in Chelyabinsk Oblast
Chelyabinsk Oblast
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, Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

, located on the Sim River
Sim River
Sim River is a river in Chelyabinsk Oblast and the Republic of Bashkortostan in Russia. It is a tributary of the Belaya River, part of the Volga watershed. Its length is ....

 (the Belaya's tributary
A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a main stem river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean...

), 377 kilometres (234.3 mi) west of Chelyabinsk
Chelyabinsk is a city and the administrative center of Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located in the northwestern side of the oblast, south of Yekaterinburg, just to the east of the Ural Mountains, on the Miass River. Population: -History:...

. Population:

It was founded in 1898 and was granted town status on June 20, 1933.

On June 4, 1989, the Ufa train disaster
Ufa train disaster
The Ufa train disaster was an explosion on the Kuybyshev Railway on June 4, 1989 at 1:15 in the Soviet Union, about 50 kilometers from the city of Ufa...

, a huge liquefied petroleum gas explosion that killed or injured 1,200 persons, occurred near Asha.

Asha is famous for its ski resort, called Adzhigardak.
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