|The Aghidel river.
The city of Ufa — is a large industrial, scientific and cultural centre of the country — is located in the East of Europe. Ufa city is the capital and administrative center of Bashkortostan Republic, Russia. Ufa is in the list of Russian twelve largest cities with population over one million people.
Ufa is an important transport, logistic and scientific city. Ufa city is situated about 1360 km to the southeast of Moscow. The city lies approximately 100 km West of the ancient Ural Mountain ridges. Major industrial cities such as Samara, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg are located in the immediate vicinity of Ufa. The capital of Bashkortostan lies upon a peninsula, occupying an elevated plateau encompassed from the three sides by the Aghidel (the Belaya), the Ufa and the Dyoma rivers. As in the whole of the Urals, the climate here is continental, but somewhat milder than in Yekaterinburg and Perm. Winters are normally snowy and cold and summers are hot.
Nature endowed this land with unique beauty. Here, side by side with the mountain ridges are beautiful lowlands stretching far and wide. Large expenses of the steppe alternate with thick wild forests. The charm of the landscape is accented by numerous rivers and lakes, so plentiful in this region. Different kinds of wild animals and birds inhabit this land. Both vegetation and wildlife are extremely rich and diverse here. The beauty of the Bashkirian nature is known far beyond the borders of the republic. People from different corners of the country come here to travel on horses, sledges, pontoons or to have walking tours to majestic places of the magnificent scenery.