Samara in the Center of Russia

Samara is the administrative center of Samara region. Samara region is one of the most stable and economically developed regions of Russia. High economic potential and diverse industry ensure continuous investment inflow to the region.

The two largest cities of the region - Samara (1.13 million people) and Togliatti (0.721 million people) with suburban towns make up the urban agglomeration with total population of 2.5 million people. The cities are in close economical, transport and cultural connection. The distance between key agglomeration centers can be covered in forty minutes by car.

Standing on the crossroad of important transport routes of Russia, Samara benefits from its geographical position and developed logistical infrastructure. Air communications, railroads, motorways and water routes that pass through Samara connect the European part of Russia with Urals, Siberia, the Far East, and the Central Asia. Samara is a city of rich history, remarkable culture and unique nature. In Samara there are more than 20 museums and 10 galleries, 5 municipal theatres and more than 10 different stages that can hold performances of worldwide-level celebrities. Samara urban architecture is a contrast - the modern high-tech buildings neighbor on historical sites, constructed more than a century ago.

Samara region is famous for its unique landscape and unmatched scenery of the Volga and the Zhiguli mountains. The river Volga, on bank of which Samara stands - is the longest river in the European part of Russia. Its length is 574 kilometers. The famous reserve «Samarskaya Luka» is in Samara region. This national park is located in the picturesque site formed by the curve of the Volga and the Zhiguli mountains. The reserve area is 127 thousand hectares, many species of plants and animals can be found only here, and they are registered in the Red Book as rare or endangered species.