SAMARA , a
See also:town of E . Russia, capital of the
See also:government of the same name, 305 M. by
See also:river S.S.E of Kazan and 261 m. by
See also:rail W.N.W.of
See also:Orenburg . Its population, which was 63,479 in 1883, numbered 91,672 in 1897 . Owing to its situation on the
See also:bank of the
See also:Volga, at the convergence of the Siberian and Central Asian
See also:railways, it has
See also:great commercial importance, especially as a
See also:depot for cereals and a centre for
See also:flour-milling . A considerable
See also:trade is also carried on in animal products, particularly hides . The other
See also:industries include iron-foundries,
See also:soap, candles, vehicles and glue factories, cooperages, tanneries, breweries and
See also:works . The
See also:port is the best on the Volga . Three great fairs are held every
See also:year . The city, which gives title to a
See also:bishop of the Orthodox Greek
See also:Church, has three cathedrals, built in 1685, 1730-1735 and 1894 respectively, three public
See also:libraries, and a natural
See also:history and archaeological museum . It is famous for its kumis (
See also:mare's milk)
See also:cures . Its foundation took place in 1586-1591 for the purpose of protecting the
See also:Russian frontier against the
See also:Bashkirs, the Kalmucks and the Nogai Tatars .
FELIX MARIA DE SAMANIEGO (1745-1801)
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