Tatarstan is situated at the confluence of two large rivers – the Volga and the Kama, being a kind of bridge connecting Russia’s European and Asian parts.
Covering an area of 67,800 km2, the republic is bigger than such European countries as Belgium and the Netherlands and is approximately equal to Ireland.
Throughout many centuries, Tatars (53,2%) and Russians (39,7%), Chuvashes and Udmurts, Mordovians and Maris, Ukrainians and Bashkirs - altogether representatives of more than 173 ethnic origins – have lived in Tatarstan in peace and harmony. Today, its population is 3.8 million.
Tatarstan is a dynamically developing region, with its success being based on a solid foundation of economic stability. The republic is an oil production and petrochemical center; it makes KAMAZ heavy-duty trucks and Mi helicopters; it doesn’t forget about agriculture being one of Russia’s leaders.
As a meeting point of civilizations, a symbolic crossroads of eastern and western, Asian and European religious and cultural traditions, Tatarstan has accumulated extensive experience in maintaining inter-ethnic and inter-faith accord. This experience serves a perfect background for the republic to develop its contacts with the world, build trade, scientific and cultural links.
Capital: Kazan (797 km east of Moscow, population: 1,257,391).
Administrative territorial division: 43 municipal areas and 2 urban districts (Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny).
The head of the republic: President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.
Government: Сabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan, Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin.
Parliament: State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan (unicameral), Chairman Farid Mukhametshin.
Population: 3902,8 people (2019), Tatars - 53.2%, Russians – 39.7%.
Last updated: 27 April 2021, 16:26