- Volga Upland
The Volga Upland or Volga Uplands (Russian—"Privolzhskaya Vozvyshennost") is a vast region of
uplands in western Russiathat lie west of the Volga Riverand east of the Central Russian Upland. The uplands run for approximately 500 miles (804 km) in a southwest-northeasterly direction from Volgogradto Kazan. The Tsimlyansk Reservoirlies at the southwestern end of the Volga Upland, with the Kuybyshev Reservoirat the northeastern end.
The uplands lie in the cool continental climate zone, characterized by large fluctuations in seasonal temperatures and generally little rainfall. Outside of the cities in the region, population density is generally between 28 to 129 inhabitants per square mile.
*World Atlas, Millennium Edition, pgs. xxix, 229 ISBN
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