Ufa is the capital of the republic of Bashkorotstan, named by native people – bashkirs. It is located in the southern part of the Ural Mountains, on border of Europe and Asia.
Bashkortostan’s area is 143 thousand sq.km, or 0,8 percent from the total area of the country. The republic takes the 7th place in Russia on population: more than 4 million people. It is multinational region with more than hundred nationalities.
Bashkortostan - is one of the leading industrial and agricultural region of the Russian Federation. The republic is the oil-extracting region of the country, the center of chemical industry and mechanical engineering.
Bashkortostan has foreign economic relations with 90 countries of the world. The largest trade partners traditionally are the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, China, Italy, Germany, Finland, Ukraine and other countries.
One of the main riches of the republic – its picturesque nature and various landscape. There are three state nature conservation parks and one national park. There are about 300 caves, 600 rivers and infinite number of deep and clean lakes in Bashkortostan. The Republic of Bashkortostan is the best vacation place if you like rafting, horse-riding or mountain skiing.