Volgograd

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Volgograd (Russian: About this sound Волгоград​ ; IPA: [ˌvɐlɡəˈɡrat]), formerly called Tsaritsyn (Russian: About this sound Цари́цын​ ) (1589–1925) and Stalingrad (Russian: About this sound Сталингра́д​ ) (1925–1961) is an important industrial city and the administrative centre of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. It is 80 kilometres (50 mi) long, north to south, situated on the western bank of the Volga River and has a population of 1,011,417 people. The city was made famous for its resistance and extensive damage during the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II.

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