Volgograd (Russian: Волгоград; ), formerly called Tsaritsyn (Russian: Цари́цын​; 1589–1925) and Stalingrad (Russian: Сталингра́д​; 1925–1961), is an important industrial city and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. It is 80-kilometer (50 mi) long, north to south, situated on the western bank of the Volga River. Population: 1,021,215 (2010 Census); 1,011,417 (2002 Census); 1,022,578 (1989 Census).

The city became famous for its resistance, extensive damage, and death toll during the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II.

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