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Astrakhan (Russian: А́страхань AH-struh-khun) is a city in Russia.

Uspensky Cathedral

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Astrakhan is in the south-east of European Russia, in the Caspian Lowland, in the lower reaches of the Volga river. The region is a part of the Southern Federal District and is a border region: by land it borders on Kazakhstan, and on Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan by sea. The Volgograd region and the Republic of Kalmykia are the Astrakhan region’s neighbours within the Russian Federation. The area of the region is 49,000 m². The region consists of 11 rural areas, 442 villages and settlements. Besides the regional center there are 5 towns in the region – Akhtubinsk, Kamyzyak, Znamensk, Kharabali, and Narimanov.

Over 1 million people live in the Astrakhan region. Half of them live in the regional center, Astrakhan City.

Astrakhan is famous for its cultural traditions, dating back to the remote past. Representatives of over 140 nations and nationalities live here. All world religions have found here their adherents. A native, poet Velimir Khlebnikov called Astrakhan the triangle of Christ, Mohammed and Buddha.

In spite of its multinational structure, Astrakhan has always been and still remains one of the most politically stable regions of Russia.

Astrakhan airport
  • 46.28333348.0062781 Astrakhan airport ({{{1}}}  IATA: ASF, Международный аэропорт Астрахань), Aeroportovskiy proyezd (Аэропортовский проезд), 1 (take a trolley #1 to/from Central Stadium, microbus #5с, 80c, 86c), +7 8512 393317. This is class III international airport with capacity of 400 passengers per hour. Air carriers “Siberia”, “UTair”, “Airflot”, “Avianova”, “AZAL”, “SKAT” perform regular flights to Moscow, Baku, Aktau, Yerevan. There are international and charter flights to Turkmenistan (Turkmenbashi), Ukraine, Kazakhstan (Alma-Aty) and other CIS and foreign countries. It is planned to organize domestic flights to Saint-Petersburg and Voronezh. 

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