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Astrakhan
Location
46º21' N 48º03' E
Names
Ästerxan, Astrakhan
History
Located in the delta region where the Volga River empties into the Caspian Sea and was a major Russian port. Over the years, many Volga German families relocated there in search of employment.
External Links
- Astrakhan (Wikipedia)
Sources:
Rambaud, Alfred. Histoire de la Russie (Paris, 1878).
Last update 15 March 2009.


17th Century Astrakhan
Photo courtesy of History of Russia
by Alfred Rambaud.