Where is Astrakhan?

On the map

Astrakhan

There are many interesting places in the world, and it is difficultRemember where they are all. Therefore, often, after hearing a name, we begin to look for it on the world map. In this article we will tell you where Astrakhan is located, the administrative center of the Astrakhan region.

Astrakhan on the map

The city belongs to the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation and is located in the upper part of the Volga River mouth, in the Caspian lowland.

Astrakhan stretched along the two branches of the Volga: Urban and Trusovsky, and stands on 11 islands, which are connected by bridges, which gives the city a special look. The territory that Astrakhan occupies is 500 km2.

In order to easily find the city on the map, you must first find the delta of the Volga (the place where it flows into the Caspian Sea) and rise to its upper part.

Coordinates of Astrakhan:

  • 46 ° 22'Northern latitude,
  • 48 ° 04'European longitude.

Astrakhan is connected with Moscow by the federal road R-22 "Caspian" (or M6 - the old name). Distances to the cities:

  • Moscow - 1391 km
  • Tambov - 948 km
  • Saratov - 801 km
  • Volgograd - 423 km
  • Elista - 318 km

About how you can get to this glorious city, you'll learn from the article How to get to Astrakhan.

Brief information about Astrakhan

The first mention of the settlements in the territorymodern Astrakhan were in the XIII century. Astrakhan is at the junction of Europe and Asia, which left its imprint on the development of the city, namely, determined its internationality (representatives of more than 100 nationalities live in the city) and the contrast of cultures.

At present Astrakhan is an economic and cultural center of the Lower Volga region. In addition to historical monuments, Astrakhan is famous for its watermelons and black caviar.

You will learn about the location of other interesting places on the world map from the general section of our website: Location.

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