The Samara Region is one of the most economically-developed and attractive for investments regions in Russia. The high scientific, educational, and industrial capacity of our region allows us to look forward with confidence. 
The government of Samara works hard to create investor-friendly environment, establishing a favorable tax and business climate, developing the infrastrycture, and securing financial and political stability.

The Samara Region repeatedly participated in and organized economic forums that gather a large number of participants; more than 40 events are held annually. Samara has stable commercial relationships with more than with 100 countries of the world. The volume of foreign trade turnover for 2014 almost reached 12 billion US dollars.

Governor of Samara region
Nikolay Merkushkin
  • Administrative center


  • Federal district


  • Distance to Moscow

    858 km

    Moscow—Samara — 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Timezone


  • Population

    3.21 million people

    4.40% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    53,6 thousand sq km


Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    1 040,71 billion
    ₽ 323,98 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 843 million
    $ 262,40 per person
  • Fixed investment

    300,31 million
    ₽ 93 499 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    3 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    73,30 %
  • Average cost of living

    7 954
  • Average monthly wage

    25 884
Gross Regional Product
GRP per capita
Foreign Direct Investment
Fixed investment
Fixed investment per capita
Unemployment rate
Average monthly wage
Percentage of profitable companies

Geographical location and climate

Largest cities



    1171,43 K people



    716,13 K people



    175,67 K people



    106,71 K people


Border countries

  • Kazakhstan
Sunny days Average annual rainfall
279 587 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-11°С 23,3°С
Agricultural period Snow cover duration
6 months 5 months
Natural area

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    306,6 million tonnes
    127,9 million m3
    177.4 million tonnes
  • Combustible resources

    Shale oil
    more than 40 million t
  • Other resources

    Water resources The Volga River flows through the Samara Region; the length of the river in the area is ​​364 km.There are more than 220 rivers and the small streams which length is more than 6,5 thousand km long, and more than 1000 reservoirs and ponds.

    Recreational Resources In Samara Region is a unique national park "Samarskaya Luka", annually attracts more than one million tourists who come to visit the natural, historical and architectural monuments. In Zhigulevskaya State Nature Biosphere Reserve I.I.Sprygina everyone have the opportunity to experience the unique nature and wildlife. Since 2012, there opened the route "Gora Strelnaya" available for children and persons with disabilities.


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