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Volgograd on Banks of Volga River, Russia

48.7N 44.5E

April 17th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Russia - April 14th, 2012

The thick line crossing this image is the Volgograd Reservoir, on the Volga River, the longest river in Europe. The Volgograd Reservoir has an area of 3,117 km², volume is 31,5 km², length is 540 km, maximal width is 17 km, average depth is 10.1 m. It is the third largest reservoir in Russia.

The Volga River belongs to the closed basin of the Caspian Sea. Rising in the Valdai Hills 225 meters (738 ft) above sea level northwest of Moscow It turns south and then east; at its most strategic point, it bends toward the Don (“the big bend”). Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, is located there, visible as a grey area in the full image.

 

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