Volga River

Kailey Cooper

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Location- It flows through central Russia and is widely viewed as the national river of Russia. Eleven of the twenty largest cities of Russia, including the capital, Moscow, are situated in the Volga's drainage basin. Some of the largest reservoirs in the world can be found along the Volga.

Size- The Volga is the longest river in Europe; it is also Europe's largest river in terms of discharge and watershed. It goes up to 2,294 miles in length. The upper Volga was 7 to 11 meters deep, the middle Volga 12 to 14 meters deep. High levels of chemical pollution currently give cause for environmental concern.

Physical Characteristics- Types include; The sturgeon is the reason why Russia is associated with fine caviar, but high demand for this fish's eggs and deteriorating habitat have knocked down populations -- and hammered fishing towns -- up and down the Volga. With up to a 135-inch wingspan, the rare dalmatian pelican enjoys spending March through October in the Volga River delta. Moscow is far from sunny Florida in culture and climate, but pink flamingoes bring a bit of tropical flair to the Volga wetlands. Caspian seals are only found in the landlocked saltwater body, and the seals are the only marine mammal there. The water type includes saltwater and freshwater, when the caspian sea flows into it, there is a section with salt water the fresh water is from it being a river. The weather/climate consists of in Western Europe, summers are mild, but winters are significantly colder, with snowfall a common occurrence.

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Human Characteristics- Human made features is the Volga River include Having a bridge called Volgograd bridge, there are many canals also hand made. Also, they have many towns and factories along it. Languages of people who live among the volga river include Russian, Slavic, and, Ukrainian. The religions include Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism. The political system is democratic so that means that is is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. Economic activities that are a part of this river include, various things, such as fishing, transportation, cruises, and enjoying the beautiful view. The population distribution is very high, there are many fish, turtles, and other different creatures living in this river, there can't even be an estimated number. It is estimated, that over 40% of russian population live around volga.
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Natural Resources- Different resources I have in my feature is obviously, fresh water, The fertile river valley provides large quantities of wheat, and also has many mineral riches. Substantial petroleum industry centres on the Volga valley. Other minerals include natural gas, salt, and potash. The Volga Delta and the nearby Caspian Sea offer super great fishing grounds

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The human geography of my feature is very populated, many different tribes, and religions. The physical geography has hand made features, and some natural features, like bridges and canals, and natural features such as trees, and little islands. Reasons why features have compacted people is because, there is a bridge, where people can get across with cars or bikes, and that leads to different towns being built. Many people live near the Volga River, about 40% of russian population. Major cities located around the Volga River include, Volgograd, Astrakhan, Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod, and kazan.