Pictures from Samara.
Samara is a large city (population: 1179.2 thousands people)
located approximately 900kms to the south-east from Moscow.
The city is conveniently located on the bank of Volga (50 degrees of
eastern longitude, 53 degrees of northern latitude), at
the place where the river makes a large turn
around Zhiguli Hills. Samara was founded in the end
of XVI century as a fortress on the east border of Russia.
During the Soviet era (from 1935 until 1991) the city was
called Kuibyshev after a communist leader.
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or to firstname.lastname@example.org (C) Copyright 1996 Samara-Internet.
Unofficial Samara page constructed by Mikhail Ovsishcher
provides encyclopedic information about history, ethnic background,
business and cultural life in Samara.
The author is presently Visiting Scholar at Maxwell School of the Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY, USA). Send comments to:
- Daniel Hellinger from St. Louis, MO, USA
describes vividly his
impressions from the trip to Samara.
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Main economic and geopolitical characteristics of
Main air routes, railroads and highways connecting different
areas of Russia go across Samara. The city of Samara has
6 railroad stations, international airport Kurumoch and the large
ship terminal capable to handle vessels with the load capacity
of 5,300 tons, including ships of the "river-sea" type.
A few federal highways connect Samara with major
economic regions of Russia. Large machine-building companies,
spacecraft and aircraft producing industries, aluminium
and other metallurgic manufacturers are located in Samara
and the region.
on January 1, 1996.
- Territory - 53600 sq.kms. The region extends 335kms
from north for south and 315 kms from west to east.
- The region has borders with -
- The population (residents): 3308.8 thousands people; including
- urban - 2666.2 thousands people ;
- rural - 642.6 thousands people.
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