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Country  Russia
Area  117 km²
Population  178,750 (2010)
Founded  1683

Syzran (Russian: ; ) is the third largest city in Samara Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of Saratov Reservoir of the Volga River. Population: 178,750?(2010 Census); 188,107?(2002 Census); 174,335?(1989 Census).


Map of Syzran

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Syzran serves as the administrative center of Syzransky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is, together with three rural localities, incorporated separately as the city of oblast significance of Syzran—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the city of oblast significance of Syzran is incorporated as Syzran Urban Okrug.

Twin towns and sister cities

Syzran is twinned with:

  • Pingdingshan, China (November 28, 2000)

Notable people


Syzran in the past, History of Syzran

Founded in 1683 as a fortress, Syzran grew into an important trading center and was granted town status in 1796. One tower from the 17th-century fortress still stands. It is also the site of Syzran Bridge, once the longest bridge in Europe.


The citys main employers are a large oil refinery owned by Rosneft, OAO Tyazhmash, and the Syzran power station.


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