|Samara is the sixth largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Samara Oblast. It is situated in the southeastern part of European Russiaat the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers on the east bank of the Volga. Population - 1,000,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area of Samara-Tolyatti-Syzran within Samara Oblast constitutes the population of more than three million people.
Dialing code: +7 846. Postal codes: 443XXX. License plates: 63, 163.
Formerly a closed city, Samara is now a large and important social, political, economic, industrial, and cultural center of European Russia. Samara is a leading industrial center in the Volga region and is among the top ten Russian cities in terms of national income and industrial production volume. Samara is known for the production of aerospace launch vehicles, satellites and various space services, engines and cables, aircraft; food processing and light industrial products.
The city was founded in 1586.