Volgograd

Volgograd

Volgograd (Russian: Волгогра́д, IPA: [vəɫɡɐˈɡrat] ( listen)), formerly Tsaritsyn (Russian:  Цари́цын​ (help·info)), 1589–1925, and Stalingrad (Russian:  Сталингра́д​ (help·info)), 1925–1961, is an important industrial city and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. It is 80 kilometers (50 mi) long,[11] north to south and is situated on the western bank of the Volga River, after which the city was named. Population: 1,021,215 (2010 Census);[7]1,011,417 (2002 Census);[12]1,022,578 (1989 Census).[13]

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