Volga

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Coordinates: 45°50′30″N 47°58′17″E / 45.84167°N 47.97139°E / 45.84167; 47.97139
Volga (Волга)
River
The Volga at Ulyanovsk
Kintra Roushie
Tributaries
 - left Kama River
 - right Oka River
Cities Astrakhan, Volgograd, Saratov, Samara, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Tver
Source
 - location Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast
 - elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Mouth Caspian Sea
 - elevation -28 m (-92 ft)
 - coordinates 45°50′30″N 47°58′17″E / 45.84167°N 47.97139°E / 45.84167; 47.97139 [1]
Length 3,692 km (2,294 mi)
Basin 1,380,000 km2 (532,821 sq mi)
Discharge for Astrakhan
 - average 8,060 m3/s (284,636 cu ft/s)
Map o the Volga wattershed

The Volga (Roushie: Во́лга; IPA: [ˈvolɡə] ( listen)) is the langest river in Europe; it is Europe's lairgest river in terms o dischairge an wattershed an aw. It flows throu central Russia, an is widely viewed as the naitional river o Roushie. Eleiven o the twinty lairgest ceeties o Roushie, includin the caipital, Moscow, are situatit in the Volga's drainage basin. Some o the lairgest reservoirs in the warld can be foond alang the Volga. The river haes a seembolic meanin in Roushie cultur an is aften referred tae as Volga-Matushka (Mither Volga) in Roushie leeteratur an fowklear.

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