Map Astrakhan Russia for Printing

Some general information about the economic and transportation aspects of Astrakhan, Russia. 
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Economic Overview: Astrakhan is a city in southern Russia, situated on the banks of the Volga River. Historically, it has been an important center for trade and commerce due to its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The city’s economy is diverse, with contributions from various sectors.

  1. Agriculture and Fishing: Astrakhan is known for its fertile soil, making agriculture a significant economic activity. The region is also famous for its fisheries, particularly sturgeon fishing for caviar production.
  2. Oil and Gas: The energy sector, including oil and natural gas, plays a vital role in the regional economy. The extraction and processing of these resources contribute to both local and national economic development.
  3. Trade and Commerce: Given its historical importance as a trading hub, Astrakhan continues to be a center for trade between Russia and other countries, particularly those in the Caspian region.
  4. Tourism: Astrakhan’s cultural and historical attractions, including the Astrakhan Kremlin and the Volga River, attract tourists. Tourism can have a positive impact on the local economy, supporting various services and businesses.

Transportation: Astrakhan has a well-developed transportation infrastructure due to its strategic location on the Volga River and its proximity to the Caspian Sea. Key aspects of transportation include:

  1. River Transport: The Volga River is a crucial transportation route, and Astrakhan has a river port facilitating cargo and passenger traffic. River transport is vital for the movement of goods to and from the city.
  2. Caspian Sea: Astrakhan’s location near the Caspian Sea allows for maritime transportation. The port on the Caspian Sea serves as a gateway for trade and transportation to other Caspian countries.
  3. Railways: The city is connected to the Russian railway network, facilitating the movement of goods and people within the country.
  4. Road Network: Astrakhan is well-connected by road to other major cities in Russia. Roads play a crucial role in the regional transportation system.
  5. Air Transport: Narimanovo Airport serves Astrakhan, providing domestic flights to Moscow and other major Russian cities. Air transport is essential for both passenger travel and the transportation of goods.
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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