Rivers / Volga

Location on the world map

location of the Volga river on the world map
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Russia from its source in the Valdai Hills to the Caspian Sea. It has a length of 3,531 (2,194 mi) and a catchment area of 1,360,000 km² (530,000 sq mi). It is also the Europe’s largest river in terms of discharge and drainage basin.

Volga River map

Volga river map
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Key facts

Country Russia
CitiesTver, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Cheboksary, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd, Astrakhan
Physical characteristics
LocationValdai Hills
Elevation228 m
(748 ft)
LocationCaspian sea
Astrakhan Oblast
Elevation-28 m
(-92 ft)
Length3,531 km
(2,194 mi)
Basin size1,360,000 km²
(530,000 sq mi)
Average8,060 m³/s
(285,000 cu ft/s)