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Ulyanovsk is situated in the eastern part of the Russian plane in the Middle Volga region. It is bordered by Mordovia, Chuvashia, and Tatarstan. Ulyanovsk is located 893 km southeast of Moscow. Its total area is 37,200 sq.km. The Ulyanovsk Region stretches from North to South 250 km, and from East to West 290 km. Forests cover 28% of the territory.

Population is about 1,500,000 people: urban - 72%, rural - 28%. People of over 80 nationalities inhabit the region.

The climate of the region is moderately continental, with a cold winter and a hot summer. The specific character of the climate in Ulyanovsk Region is a short dry spring. The autumn is warm, the snow cover establishes in November. The winter begins in the middle of November and finishes in the middle of March. It is snowy, with periods of thawing weather. The coldest month is January with mean temperature -11 degrees Celsius. The summer begins in the middle of May. Mean temperature of July amounts to +20-21 degrees Celsius.The climate of the region is moderately continental, with a cold winter and a hot summer. The specific character of the climate in Ulyanovsk Region is a short dry spring. The autumn is warm, the snow cover establishes in November. The winter begins in the middle of November and finishes in the middle of March. It is snowy, with periods of thawing weather. The coldest month is January with mean temperature -11 degrees Celsius. The summer begins in the middle of May. Mean temperature of July amounts to +20-21 degrees Celsius.

The greatest and most beautiful Russian river, the Volga, flows through the region. The river of Volga (the largest one on the territory of Russia) divides the region in two parts, the elevated Right Bank and low-lying Left Bank, or Zavolzhye.


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