A small historical reference
Ufa - the capital of Bashkortostan Republic, located in the central part of the republic, on the banks of the White River, at the confluence of the rivers Ufa and Dema. Date of establishment - 1574. The city history begins with the winter rates Tatar ruler governor Nogai Horde. Russian historian of XVIII century Peter Rychkov on the basis of written documents and historical traditions of the Bashkir people wrote, that in the city of Ufa to the arrival of russian there was a big city, it stretches along the high bank of the White River from the mouth of the river Ufa "miles by ten," which was bid Tour-Khan.
In 1574, at the mouth of the river Sutoloka squad streltsov led by warlord Ivan Nagim Ufa was built fort (castle). From the city-fortress of Ufa in the XVII-XVIII centuries gradually transformed into an administrative and economic center of the region. Industry Ufa appeared in the XIX century. In the middle of the XIX century the city had more than a dozen tanneries. The discovery in 1870 of regular navigation on the White River and the construction of the Samara-Zlatoust (now Kuibyshev) Railway (1888-1892 years) contributed to the emergence of rail and ship-repair workshops, mills, steam mills, woodworking, silicate production, processing of agricultural raw materials and others.
Date of foundation: 1574
Population: 1 110 976