The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

Astrakhan Province


Provincial town: Astrakhan
Area (sq miles): 71,617
Population: 344,400
Population density: 4.8 people per square mile
Towns: 5


Trade is conducted extremely actively.
The climate is warm.
Peter I founded the principal military port on the Caspian Sea in 1722, but Tsar Ivan Vasil'evich (a.k.a. "the Terrible") founded Astrakhan in 1554.

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