Tatarstan

The Republic of Tatarstan,[lower-alpha 1] or simply Tatarstan,[lower-alpha 2] is a republic of Russia located in Eastern Europe. It is a part of the Volga Federal District; and its capital and largest city is Kazan, one of the most important cultural centres of Russia.

Republic of Tatarstan
Республика Татарстан
Other transcription(s)
  TatarТатарстан Республикасы
Anthem: State Anthem of the Republic of Tatarstan[1]
Coordinates: 55°33′N 50°56′E
CountryRussia
Federal districtVolga[2]
Economic regionVolga[3]
CapitalKazan[4]
Government
  BodyState Council[5]
  President[5]Rustam Minnikhanov[6]
Area
  Total68,000 km2 (26,000 sq mi)
Area rank44th
Population
 (2010 Census)[8]
  Total3,786,488
  Estimate 
(2018)[9]
3,894,284 (+2.8%)
  Rank8th
  Density56/km2 (140/sq mi)
  Urban
75.4%
  Rural
24.6%
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK [10])
ISO 3166 codeRU-TA
License plates16, 116, 716
OKTMO ID92000000
Official languagesRussian;[11] Tatar[12][13]
Websitehttp://tatarstan.ru/eng/

The republic borders Kirov, Ulyanovsk, Samara, and Orenburg Oblasts, the Mari El, Udmurt, and Chuvash Republics, and the Republic of Bashkortostan. The area of the republic is 68,000 square kilometres (26,000 sq mi). The unofficial Tatarstan motto is Bez Buldırabız! (We can!).[14] As of the 2010 Census, the population of Tatarstan was 3,786,488.[8]

The state has strong cultural ties with its eastern neighbour, the Republic of Bashkortostan.[15][16]

The state languages of the Republic of Tatarstan are Tatar and Russian.[17]