Ufa - Russian city of a million people, a major transport hub. The city stands on the banks of two rivers, the confluence of the Ufa River and White River.
Ufa - the capital of Bashkortostan.
To the question "Where is the city of Ufa?"Can be answered in different ways, depending on what the questioner wants to know. A foreigner who knows little about our country, perhaps enough to say: "In Russia, in the Urals." For the Russians, of course, more information is needed on the location of the city.
A little bit of geography
Bashkortostan or Bashkiria, located between Republic of Tatarstan and Chelyabinsk oblastyu- south borders with the Orenburg region, and from the north - from Udmurtia, Perm region and the Sverdlovsk region.
Ufa, capital of Bashkortostan is located in the heart of the country. Accordingly, the road leading out of the western and central Russia, the Urals and Siberia, go through Ufa.
Through Ufa pass highways. The railway station of the city - the biggest transport hub. In Ufa there is an airport with the same name.
If you focus on the rivers, the Ufa lies on the banks of two rivers, just where the river empties into the Ufa larger White River, which in turn is a tributary of the Kama River.
Past and Present
The history of the city is still at the time of IvanTerrible, in 1574 when the castle was founded on the right bank of the White River. This date is considered the official one. However, it is disputed by historians in favor of an earlier time. Excavations have shown that in the place of modern Ufa in ancient times was a great Bashkir city, stretching almost ten miles.
Today, Ufa - a large city with a million inhabitants. It can be described as "the best" according to several parameters.
Among the major Russian cities Ufa - this is the mostspacious city. Square meters per capita is much higher than in other cities. City considerably stretched along the rivers. In Ufa luxury stay in the top five Russian cities. There are a lot of green areas.
Tourists there is to see in Ufa. One of the main attractions, perhaps, is a monument to Salavat Yulaev, the hero of the Pugachev rebellion. Ten-horse rider holds on steeper. The monument is made of metal, but the impression of a very light, almost floating sculpture. Especially when viewed from afar.
Monument to Salavat Yulaev was opened in 1964. Its author - sculptor SD Tavasiev. The monument became a business card not only in Ufa, but the whole country. No wonder he is depicted on the emblem of Bashkortostan.
From the foot of the monument offers a wonderful view on the river Belaya. The river is navigable.