The republic is comprised of 21 municipal districts, 9 cities, 8 towns and about 1700 villages.
Cheboksary (465,6 thousand people)
Novocheboksarsk (124,3 thousand people)
Kanash (45,6 thousand people)
Alatyr (38,0 thousand people)
Shumerlya (31,6 thousand people)
Kozlovka (10,3 thousand people)
Mariinsky Posad (9,0 thousand people)
Tsivilsk (13,4 thousand people)
Yadrin (9,5 thousand people)
There are a lot of ancient cities in Chuvashia. The oldest of them is the city of Cheboksary (It was first mentioned in the chronicles of 1469). The other ancient cities were founded some years later, among them are: Alatyr (1552), Tsivilsk (1589), Yadrin (1590) and Mariinsky Posad (1856).