Ufa

Ufa

Ufa is the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan and before Ivan the Terrible ordered a fortress be built in Bashkir lands in 1574 (which is considered the year of foundation of the modern day city of Ufa), the Bashkirs had their own settlement at this location. As the Bashkir capital, Ufa has several museums with exhibitions showcasing Bashkir culture, including the National Museum of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Bashkir State Museum of Art. In addition, the city also has an impressive statue of national hero Salavat Yulaev.


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Уфа
Name in Bashkir
Өфө
Status
Capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Location
On the River Belaya
Distance
925km east of Nizhny Novgorod, 1,355km east of Moscow
Time Zone
Yekaterinburg Time (Moscow +2)
Population
1,425,801 people (2013)
Founded
1574
City Day
12 June
Official Website
http://www.gorodperm.ru/