Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (pĕn′zə, pyĕn′-)
A city of western Russia south-southwest of Kazan. Founded as a fortress in 1666, it is a railroad junction and major industrial center.


(Russian ˈpjɛnzə)
(Placename) a city in W Russia: manufacturing centre. Pop: 514 000 (2005 est)


(ˈpɛn zə)

a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe S of Nizhni Novgorod. 543,000.
References in classic literature ?
she was to have two estates in Penza and the Nizhegorod forests).
And how I pity her mother," she went on; "today she showed me her accounts and letters from Penza (they have enormous estates there), and she, poor thing, has no one to help her, and they do cheat her so
He laughed blandly at her naive diplomacy but listened to what she had to say, and sometimes questioned her carefully about the Penza and Nizhegorod estates.
nearly always powdered), her moist eyes, and her expression of continual readiness to pass at once from melancholy to an unnatural rapture of married bliss, Boris could not utter the decisive words, though in imagination he had long regarded himself as the possessor of those Penza and Nizhegorod estates and had apportioned the use of the income from them.
The idea of being made a fool of and of having thrown away that whole month of arduous melancholy service to Julie, and of seeing all the revenue from the Penza estates which he had already mentally apportioned and put to proper use fall into the hands of another, and especially into the hands of that idiot Anatole, pained Boris.
She knew that for the Penza estates and Nizhegorod forests she could demand this, and she received what she demanded.
We have succeeded in getting the information from the government department of Penza.
On March 11-12, 2018, a delegation of Penza agrarians participates in the All-Russian Forum of Agricultural Producers.
Bilateral talks on supply of fruits and vegetables to Penza region will be held in Tashkent on September 25-26.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Seven Iraqi physicians from different Iraqi universities will attend a training course in Russia's Penza University, the cultural advisor in Moscow said on Saturday.
Penza was teaching kindergarten and first grade in Uxbridge in 2002 when she watched the town's 275th anniversary parade with disappointment.
Penza-Telecom had 50,000 broadband customers and 40,000 cable TV clients in the Russian Penza region at the end of 2009, iKS-Consulting analyst Yelena Krylova told Kommersant.