Ufa Russia



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Description: Ufa is the capital and administrative center of Bashkortostan Republic. Russia. It is one of the largest Russian cities with population over one million people. The city is an important

Ufa is the capital and administrative center of Bashkortostan Republic. Russia. It is one of the largest Russian cities with population over one million people.

The city is an important transport, logistic and scientific center of Russia. It is situated about 1360 km to the southeast of Moscow.

Ufa was founded in 1574. Originally it was a fortress constructed by the order of the Russian Tsar Ivan IV. Later, in 1586, the settlement received the town status.

The original name of the settlement was Tura-Tau, after the name of the hill it was standing on. The present name “Ufa” means “small” in the Turkic language; and this name was used by local people. Later this became the official name of the city.

Ufa grew into large trading and cultural center of Russia in the 18th century. It became the capital city of Bashkiria region of the Russian Empire in 1802.

The city received the status of Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic capital in 1922. After the discovery of oil in Bashkiria area, Ufa became a large oil extracting and refining center of the USSR.




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