The Lake of Samara and the Volga Federal district
Volga Federal district is a territory adjacent to the Volga or close to it situated, economically and geographically adjacent to it. Within the Volga region allocated comparatively upbeat with the right Bank of the Volga upland and the left Bank — the so-called Zavolzhie. Earlier was a part of Volga Bulgaria, great Tartary.
The area is located in the Eastern part of the Russian plain on the banks of the Volga. The Park area is approximately 536 thousand sq. km. In the district include: Astrakhan, Penza, Orenburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Volgograd, Samara region, Republic of Udmurtia, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Chuvashia, Mari-El, Mordovia and Perm region. Center of Volga Federal district Samara is considered. In the name of Samara can be traced from Eastern roots. “Himself” (or “sham”) – arid, steppe, hot. “Ar” is a water stream, river, ditch. Samara – river steppes. The city has a variety of hydrological objects in the first place, of course, the Volga and the rivers Samara and Juice, the springs and lakes of Samara.
The most famous of the lake Samara– Voronezh lakes – a unique monument of nature, miraculously survived among the stone houses. Unfortunately, during the construction of the complex “Empire” were closed ground water and one lake went dry. One of the oldest resort areas of the Volga region are the lakes Elton and Baskunchak located in the Volgograd region. Healing properties of salts, muds and mineral springs in these lakes, according to the world health organization, exceeded those of the Dead sea. There begins the construction of modern buildings and infrastructure. White lake is the pearl of Ulyanovsk region. It’s kind of a monument to the ice age, the age of the lake is about 250 thousand years. This self-cleaning of the lake in the middle part of the Volga upland, on the high watershed of the plateau with an absolute height of 320 m.
Much in the territory of Samara lakes and other water bodies which is of great interest for tourists and holidaymakers.