a city (since 1937) under republic (ASSR) jurisdiction and administrative center of Shumerlia Raion, Chuvash ASSR. Situated on the right bank of the Sura River, on the Gorky-Ul’ianovsk highway. River landing. Railroad station of the Moscow-Kazan line. Population, 35,000 (1974).
Enterprises in Shumerlia include a combine producing vans, a plant for the manufacture of specialized motor vehicles, a chemical plant, a brickyard, a factory producing leather clothing accessories, and a logging and timber distribution establishment. Enterprises of the food industry include a butter factory, a meatpacking plant, a food-processing combine, and a brewery. The city also has a branch of the Rassvet Chuvash Garment Production Association and a workshop specializing in the production of carved wooden articles. Shumerlia has a branch of the Semenov Mechanized Woodworking Technicum, the central school of which is located in Gorky Oblast.