The Volga River

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The Volga River is a riverine located in Europe, Russia in a federal subject of Russia, Astrakhan Oblast. Its direct location is Longitude: 45°50′30″N Latitude: 47°58′17″E. Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod are important cities on the bank of the Volga. The Volga River is the largest river in Europe in terms of length of length, discharge, and watershed. It starts in the Valdai Hills of north-western Russia and flows approximately 3,685 km before creating this delta and pouring into the Caspian Sea. The Volga River also contains a wide variety of flora and fauna. The river is split into 4 different sections: upper, middle, lower and the delta. The Volga basin is divided into four major sections, including the Upper Volga, Middle Volga, Lower Volga, and delta. The delta is within the Volga Delta-Northern Caspian Drainages ecoregion and had a length of about 160 km. The Volga River is under investigation because dams upstream have altered the natural flow regime of the river. Another reason is the mass amount of fishing and lastly the river is under investigation because of the poor water quality. The Volga River had its beginnings in the glacial Valdai Hills (225 meters above sea level), which is located near Moscow in the northwest. During the 13th century, the southern part of the Volga River, below Nizhny Novgorod, saw the invasion of Mongols, whose influence is evident in cities like Astrakhan and Kazan. Along with the establishment of cities, dams and reservoirs, the

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