Where is Ulyanovsk?
A trip along the banks of the Volga is informative for every person, especially for a Russian. Where the Kuibyshev reservoir comes closest to the right tributary of the Volga, the Sviyagoy, there is a place where Ulyanovsk is located - a major city in Russia. The city of Ulyanovsk is the administrative center of the region of the same name, located on the Volga Upland. The population of the city is more than 600 thousand people. Most of the population is Russian. The area occupied by the city - 622.5 square meters. kilometers The space and area of the city suggests that a non-local person needs a map. Where Ulyanovsk is located, there used to be a fortress, which was founded by decree of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, the second king from the Romanov dynasty, in 1648. It was built to protect the borders of the state from the raids of nomads. Originally the city bore the name "Sinbirsk". In 1780, the name was slightly transformed into "Simbirsk", and in 1924 the city received the name "Ulyanovsk".The city owes this name to the ideological inspirer of the Great October Socialist Revolution V. I. Lenin (Ulyanov), who was a native of the city. Ulyanovsk is of great importance as a major transport point connecting the center of Russia with the Urals. Its infrastructure includes a railway junction, a river port, 2 airports. Where the city of Ulyanovsk is located, there are major federal highways to Samara, Saratov, Volgograd, Kazan. The automobile plant producing the most popular SUV of Russia - "UAZ" - brings great popularity to the city. The main city-forming enterprises are engaged in the production of machinery, machine tools, metal products and electrical equipment. The cultural and educational values of the city are great, represented by 3 theaters, 7 museums, the State Philharmonic Society, the Academic Symphony Orchestra, the State Pedagogical and Technical Universities, the Agricultural Academy, the Higher School of Civil Aviation.