is the centre of Samara region. Samara is situated in 1098 km (682,2
miles) to the east of Moscow on the left bank of Volga river (Saratov
reservoir). The population of Samara is 1208, 3 thousand people (1996;
the second place after Nizhniy Novgorod in the Volga region).
– is a big industrial, scientific and
cultural centre of Russian Federation. It has a powerful
industrial potential, it is a key industrial centre of the Volga
is the key branch of Samara region
economy. Over 137 000 people work at industrial enterprises of
city. It is about 40% of employed people in Samara.
industry takes the main place in Samara
(77%). Machine-building system is represented by aerospace,
electrotechnical and cable industry, equipment for petroleum
production, building and agriculture.
Samara has an advantageous
location. The main communications through-passing Samara connect the
European part of Russia with Ural, Siberia, the Far East and Central
Asia. This geographical location helps to cooperate successfully both
with the most of Russian enterprises and with enterprises of CIS.
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