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Astrakhan is a city in Russia, administrative center of Astrakhan region. Located in the upper part of Volga river Delta, on 11 Islands of the Caspian depression. Located 1500 km from Moscow. Is a sea and river port of the Volga-Caspian basin. It is considered a monopolist for the production of sulfur. The internal division of the city is represented by four administrative districts. The population of 520,7 thousand people, 69,69% Russian, 14,19% of the Kazakhs, of 7.02% Tatars, a little more than 1% of Ukrainians and Chechens.

Telephone code: 7 851 2. Postcode: 414000. Car code: 30.

the First mention of the city dates back to XIII century. There are about twenty names of ancient Astrakhan: Astrakhan, Charitraheen, Astrahan, Astrakan, Agaran and others, and therefore several versions of the origin of the city name. One of them says, that Astrakhan translates as "located in the lower reaches" . Originally the city was a major trading center on the route from Persia and India to Europe, 1456 became the capital of Astrakhan khanate. In 1558 year, the city was moved to another location (on the left Bank of the Volga), this year is considered the founding year of modern Astrakhan. The city status was obtained in 1717 year.

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India Russia seek deeper cooperation in Space, Agriculture and Pharma
 09/20/2018 10:15, " Financial Express " tells: "Both sides are also going to have the first ever India-Russia Business ... Bandar Abbas (Iran), Tehran, Bandar Anzali (Iran) and Astrakhan (Russia)."
Azerbaijani wine and tea houses to open in Astrakhan by the end of the year
 09/05/2018 22:05, " AZERTAC News " tells: "“Wine and tea houses will be inaugurated at the Azerbaijani Business Centre in Astrakhan, Russia, by the end of the year,” Economy Minister Shahin ..."

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Russia's Putin gets the spies he deserves
 10/09/2018 03:06, " SFGate " tells: "Last month, for the fourth time since 2016, the Russian president picked one of his former bodyguards to run Astrakhan, a place to which he has no ..."
Mob Kolya Astrakhansky imprisoned. Former vice-governor of Chelyabinsk region Nikolay ...
 10/09/2018 02:46, " https://en.crimerussia.com/ " tells: "He was born in the Astrakhan region. According to the Chelyabinsk media, he got into the echelons of power after meeting then Governor Mikhail ..."

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Two Caspian flotilla missile corvettes return to Russia from Mediterranean Sea
 10/17/2018 00:30, "AMN Al-Masdar News" tells: "Russian warships leave Syrian waters for Caspian port - AMN Al-Masdar News"
Throughput of Russian seaports in 9M'18 grew by 4% YoY to 604.2 million tonnes (detalization)
 10/13/2018 07:05, " PortNews IAA " tells: "In January-September 2018, seaports of Russia handled 604.2 million ... Olya - 313.100 tonnes (up 1.8 times), Astrakhan - 1.4 million tonnes (-13.3%)."
Near to Astrakhan: Akhtubinsk (Russia) 258 km, Elista (Russia) 288 km, Aktau (Kazakhstan) 307 km, Atyrau (Kazakhstan) 307 km
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