Khevkharacha-Yalkhara (Chechen: Хьевхьарача-Ялхара[1] or Ялхара), (Russian: Ялхорой[2]), or just Yalkhara, is a village in Galanchozhsky District, Chechnya.

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Coordinates: 42°55′02″N 45°16′36″E / 42.91722°N 45.27667°E / 42.91722; 45.27667


Map of Urus-Martanovsky District with Shalazhi rural settlement highlighted. Yalkhara is in the south

Yalkhara is located in the center of Galanchozhsky District. It is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north-west of Aka-Bass and 56 kilometres (35 mi) south-west of Grozny.

The closest settlements to Yalkhara are Tsecha-Äkhk in the west, Aka-Bass in the south, and Khaybakha in the south-east.[3]


Yalkhara is the ancestral home of the Yalkhoroy teip.

From 1940 to 1944, Yalkhara was the administrative center of Galanchozhsky District.

On 27 February 1944, after the genocide and deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people and the Chechen-Ingush ASSR was abolished, the village of Yalkhara was abandoned and destroyed.

In 1957, after the Vaynakh people returned and the Chechen-Ingush ASSR was restored, the former residents of Galanchozhsky District were forbidden to resettle there. As a result, most former residents of Yalkhara resettled in the flat lands of the republic, mostly in the Achkhoy-Martanovsky, Groznensky and Sernovodsky districts.

In 2019, Yalkhara was named as one of the first 7 settlements in Galanchozhsky District to be rebuilt in order to resettle the area.[4][5]

Notable peopleEdit

Dzhokhar Dudayev, the first President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, was born in Yalkhara, just days before it was abandoned. He was a member of the Tsecho teip, sometimes confused with Yalkhoroy due to his birthplace.[6]


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  4. ^ Узел, Кавказский. "Власти Чечни отрапортовали о более чем 6500 желающих переехать в Галанчожский район". Кавказский Узел.
  5. ^ Kosumov, Lom-Ali. "В Галанчожском районе Чечни продолжается строительство дорожных коммуникаций". ЧГТРК "Грозный".
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