It was a capital of the Khanate of Sibir until the early 16th century, when its ruler Khan Muhammad decided not to remain at Chimgi-Tura, and chose a new capital named Qashliq located on the Irtysh.
After the Cossack ataman Yermak from Muscovy conquered the Siberian Khanate in the 1580s, the city of Chimgi-Tura was abandoned or burned. In 1586 the Russian fort Tyumen was built nearby. Modern Tyumen, one of the centres of the Russian oil industry, covers the site where Chimgi-Tura used to stand.
- Forsyth, James (1994). A History of Peoples of Siberia: Russia's North Asian Colony, 1581-1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 25–26. ISBN 0521477719. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
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