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En NameTolyatti
Ru NameТольятти
Image SkylineKomsomolsky district, Tolyatti, Russia.JPG
Image CaptionKomsomolsky District
Map Label Positiontop
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Togliatti (Samara oblast) ceremonial.png
Image FlagFlag of Togliatti (Samara oblast).png
Federal SubjectSamara Oblast
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurTolyatti Urban Okrug
Leader TitleMayor
Leader NameAnatoly Pushkov
Representative BodyCity Duma
Area Km2314.8
Pop 2010census719500
Pop 2010census Rank18th
Pop 2002census705462
Pop 2002census Rank17th
Established Date1737
Prev Name1Stavropol-on-Volga
Prev Name1 Date1964
Postal Codes445xxx
Dialing Codes8482
DateMay 2010

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Tolyatti ( ), also known as Togliatti, is a city in Samara Oblast, Russia. It is the administrative center of Stavropolsky District. Population: It is the largest city in Russia which does not serve as an administrative center of a federal subject.

It was founded in 1737 as a fortress called Stavropol ( ) by the Russian statesman Vasily Tatishchev. Informally it was often referred as Stavropol-on-Volga ( ) to distinguish from Stavropol, a large city in southwest Russia.

The construction of the Kuybyshev Dam and Hydroelectric Station on the Volga River in the 1950s created the Kuybyshev Reservoir, which covered the existing location of the city, and it was completely rebuilt on a new site. In 1964, the city was renamed Tolyatti (after Palmiro Togliatti, the longest-serving secretary of the Italian Communist Party).

There are three districts in the city:

*Avtozavodsky ( ), also called Novy Gorod (lit. New City), is the most modern; it was designed to host the workers of the city's AvtoVAZ factory, home of the Lada car;

*Tsentralny ( ), also called Stary Gorod (lit. Old City), home of the city government and industrial center;

*Komsomolsky ( ), the oldest district, built to house Hydroelectrical Plant builders.

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