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Volgograd

En NameVolgograd
Ru NameВолгоград
Image SkylineVolgograd bridge construction3.jpg
Image CaptionView of Volgograd
Latd48
Latm42
Longd44
Longm31
Map Label Positionright
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Volgograd.png
Image FlagVolgograd flag.gif
HolidaySecond Sunday of September
Federal SubjectVolgograd Oblast
Adm Ctr OfVolgograd Oblast
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurVolgograd Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead
Leader NameRoman Grebennikov
Representative BodyCity Duma
Area Km2565
Pop 2010census1021244
Pop 2010census Rank12th
Pop 2002census1011417
Pop 2002census Rank12th
Established Date1555
Prev Name1Tsaritsyn
Prev Name1 Date1925
Prev Name1 Ref
Prev Name2Stalingrad
Prev Name2 Date1961
Prev Name2 Ref
Postal Codes400001..400138
Dialing Codes8442
DateMay 2010

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Volgograd ( ), formerly called Tsaritsyn ( ; 1589 1925) and Stalingrad ( ; 1925 1961) is an important industrial city and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. It is 80 km long, north to south, situated on the western bank of the Volga River. Population:

The city was made famous for its resistance, extensive damage, and loss of life during the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II.


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