Kazan - a city in the territory of Russia and is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Also of great cultural significance, Kazan has the status of an important and a major Volga port at the confluence of the Volga finer Kazanka River.
The main attraction of the city - the Kazan Kremlin - the UNESCO-listed, and see its great number of interested tourists come each year.
But how to get to the Tatar capital of the Russian capital?
The geographical location of Kazan
The capital of Tatarstan is located in the confluenceVolga and Kazanka. Distance from Kazan to Moscow - about 820 kilometers. Even in the last century, this city was a very important cultural and economic point of the Volga region, linking the western and eastern parts of the country. The exact geographical coordinates of Kazan (the so-called Kilometer Zero) - 55 ° 47? from. w. 49 ° 06? at. d.
Residents of Kazan - Kazan and Kazanka - lead their life time similar to Moscow, ie +4 UTC.
The length of the city from the north and to the south - 29kilometers, and from west to east - 31 km. The length of the extension of the city limits on the banks of the Volga - 15 kilometers. City residents also have the opportunity to move to the other side of the longest in the Russian River bridge, located at the extreme western border of Kazan.
The second river - Kazanka - divides the capital of Tatarstan in two parts: the historical and the later construction. Across the river on the river and there are several large and small bridges, and dams and river crossings.
For curious tourists can be funand origin of the name of the city. On this account, there are many plausible and implausible myths and legends. All not listed, but the most popular has it that one shaman ordered the representatives of the peoples of the Bulgars to start construction of a large city on the site where it will boil for no reason buried in the ground with water boiler.
How to get to Kazan from Moscow?
The fastest way - many airline flights from the capital's airports, air traffic connected with "Kazan" international airport.
The way by car between the two cities canreach 13-16 hours, depending on road conditions, machine speed and the presence of plugs. To do this, follow strictly on the highway M-7, which leads directly from Moscow to Kazan in Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod region, and then through the republic of Chuvashia to the borders of Tatarstan. On the road M-7, you can get to the south and south-eastern sides of the capital.
Direct communication between the two citiescarried on the trains of "Russian Railways» №098, №050, №002, diverging from the Kazan station of the capital. To get to the capital of Tatarstan is also possible to passing train to Ulan-Ude, Krasnoyarsk, Ekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Barnaul and many other Russian cities. Therefore, the road from Kazan to Moscow is not difficult to reach with the free time, desire and means to travel on it.