City Map Volgograd Russia

Volgograd is a city located in southwestern Russia, situated on the western bank of the Volga River. It is the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast and is one of the largest cities in the country. The city was known as Stalingrad from 1925 to 1961, and it is historically significant for its role in World War II, particularly for the Battle of Stalingrad, which was one of the most decisive and brutal battles of the war.

Some key points about Volgograd:

  1. History: Volgograd has a rich history. It was founded in 1589 as the fortress of Tsaritsyn and was later renamed Stalingrad in honor of Joseph Stalin in 1925. After Stalin’s death, the city was renamed Volgograd in 1961.
  2. Battle of Stalingrad: The Battle of Stalingrad, which took place from August 1942 to February 1943, was a turning point in World War II. The city was under siege by German forces, and the Soviet Red Army, along with the local population, heroically defended it. The battle ended in Soviet victory but at a tremendous cost in human lives.
  3. Monuments and Memorials: Volgograd is home to numerous monuments and memorials commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad, including the Mamayev Kurgan monument with “The Motherland Calls” statue, which is one of the largest statues in the world.
  4. Economy: Volgograd is an important industrial and transportation center in Russia. It has a well-developed manufacturing sector, including the production of machinery, chemicals, and steel. The city’s location on the Volga River also makes it a key hub for river transport.
  5. Tourism: The city is a popular destination for tourists interested in World War II history. Many visitors come to explore the war-related sites and learn about the history of the Battle of Stalingrad. The city also offers cultural attractions, parks, and museums.
  6. Climate: Volgograd experiences a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. It can get extremely hot in the summer, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F).
  7. Transportation: Volgograd is well-connected by road, rail, and water. The city has an international airport, and it is a stop on the Volga-Don Canal, which links the Volga River to the Don River, providing access to the Black Sea.

Volgograd is a city with a unique and significant history, and it continues to be an important cultural and industrial center in modern Russia.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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