Formerly (1914-18) Belotsarsk, or (1918-26) Khem-Beldyrcity, capital of Tuva republic, central Russia. It lies at the confluence of the Great Yenisey and Little Yenisey rivers where they form the upper Yenisey. Pop. (1995 est.) 93,100.
Kyzyl's industries include tanning, timber working, brickworking, and food processing.
The city has an agricultural college and a regional museum.