The area of the region is 49,000 m². The region consists of 11 rural areas, 442 villages and settlements. Besides the regional center there are 5 towns in the region – Akhtubinsk, Kamyzyak, Znamensk, Kharabali, and Narimanov.
Over 1 million people live in the Astrakhan region. Half of them live in the regional center, Astrakhan City.
Astrakhan is famous for its cultural traditions, dating back to the remote past. Representatives of over 140 nations and nationalities live here. All world religions have found here their adherents. A native, poet Velimir Khlebnikov called Astrakhan the triangle of Christ, Mohammed and Buddha.
In spite of its multinational structure, Astrakhan has always been and still remains one of the most politically stable regions of Russia.
phone: +7 8512 393317address: Aeroportovskiy proyezd (Аэропортовский проезд), 1This is class III international airport with capacity of 400 passengers per hour. Air carriers “Siberia”, “UTair”, “Airflot”, “Avianova”, “AZAL”, “SKAT” perform regular flights to Moscow, Baku, Aktau, Yerevan. There are international and charter flights to Turkmenistan (Turkmenbashi), Ukraine, Kazakhstan (Alma-Aty) and other CIS and foreign countries. It is planned to organize domestic flights to Saint-Petersburg and Voronezh.
phone: +7 851 2214444address: Ulitsa Anri Barbyusa (улица Анри Барбюса), 29в
Train Stationaddress: Ulitsa Vokzalnaya, 1from May to September Direct trains run from Moscow via Volgograd to Astrakhan every other day. Linked by rail to the east (Atyrau and Kazakhstan) and the south (Makhachkala and Baku). There are more direct trains to Saint Petersburg, Baku, Kiev, Brest.
Port of Astrakhanin the summer, a lot of domestic Russian cruise ships operate lines from Moscow to Astrakhan. The journey takes approximately 10 days along the Volga, but this is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
By carTransport network of the region is constituted by over 7,000 km of automobile roads, 65 active ferries and 275 bridges. International transport corridor E-40 “West-East” crosses Astrakhan region. It links Western and Eastern Europe with Kazakhstan, Central Asia and China through the south of Russia (Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, Astrakhan).
Besides, roads M-6 “Kaspiy” Moscow (Kashira) – Astrakhan, Astrakhan – Elista – Stavropol, Astrakhan – Atyrau (Kazakhstan) play an important role in the transport infrastructure of the Astrakhan region.
Public local transport is mainly provided by trolleybusses, busses and minibuses which is called marshrutkas.
1. Kirovskiy (Кировский)
2. Sovetskiy (Советский)
3. Leninskiy (Ленинский)
4. Trusovskiy (Трусовский)
New BridgeTaking E40/P22 Road over the Volga River.
Northern BridgeTaking E40 Road over the Volga River.
Old BridgeTaking A154 Road over the Volga River.
Magnitogorskaya Bridgeaddress: Ul. MagnitogorskayaBridge over Kutum.
Ivanovskiy BridgeOver the First of May canal.
address: Ulitsa Tredyakovskovo (ул. Тредиаковского), 2
phone: +7 8512 444647, +7 8512 443947
House of Archbishop
Nikolaj Gate Tower
phone: +8 512 525062address: Ul. Sovetskaya (ул. Советская), 15- Exhibitions: "Nature of the Astrakhan region", "Fishes of the Volga- Caspian basin", "Living history of the earth", a unique archaeological exhibition "Gold of Nomads ", "Astrakhan in the XIX.-early.XX centuries", "Astrakhan in the XX century", "Astrakhan governor" and an ethnographic exhibition "History and Culture of the Astrakhan region ". Armory Hall extra cost!
address: Ul. Sverdlova (ул. Свердлова), 81
Armenian Houseaddress: Ul. Sovietskaya (ул. Советская), 9This building is the council of the Astrakhan Region.
Novodevichy Monasteryaddress: Ul. Sovietskaya (ул. Советская), 29
Black Mosqueaddress: Ul. Z. Kosmodemyanskoy (З. Космодемьянской улица) 48, Ul. Musy Dzhalilya 22
Red Mosqueaddress: Ul. Spartakovskaya (Спартаковская), 62
White Mosqueaddress: Ulitsa Bera (улица Бера), 151809-1810.
Our Lady of Assumptionaddress: Ulitsa Babushkina, 81Roman Catholic church (1778).
Monument to Peter the Greataddress: Prospekt Gubernatora Anatoliya Guzhvina
Cathedral Prince Vladimir
Church of St. John
Ribnii Rinok Selenskie Isadyaddress: Intercession Square,3aClose to the train station and bus terminal. Here you can find every sort of smoked, dried (vyalenaya) and other fish at very affordable prices. In particular, such Astrakhan delicacies: smoked sturgeon, Balyk from the beluga, etc.
State Opera and Ballet Theatreaddress: Ul. Maksakovoy (ул.М. Максаковой), 2
phone: +7 851 232-68-39address: Kremlevskaya str., 4, Astrakhan242 rooms, 3 stars. Free wi-fi, 24/7 reception desk and other facilities. Credit cards accepted (including American Express).
phone: +7 851 229 0120address: Ulitsa Anri Barbusa, 29
Hotel Privetleviyaddress: Ulitsa Borisa Alexeeva 65a5 rooms,
Iranphone: +7 851 239-5602, +7 851 239-5603address: Zhelyabova street, 3
Kazakhstanphone: +7 851 225-1885address: Akvarelnaya street, 2B
Sample price for cruise: Moscow to Astrakhan (one-way) with three daily meals is approximately US$500.