Ulyanovsk is a city of regional importance and is located in the European part of Russia on the Volga Upland on the banks of the Volga River.
The population of Ulyanovsk
According to the calculation for 2016, the number of the citywas 620 thousand people. If we trace the dynamics of growth and decline since the 1970s, we can not say unequivocally that the population of Ulyanovsk has constantly increased. So, from 1970 to 1979, the number increased by almost 100 thousand people, and by 1997 this figure was equal to 679 thousand people, which is twice higher than in 1970.
However, since 1998 the number began to fall sharply, and in 2009 it was equal to 603 thousand people, but in recent years, we can note the growth trend.
According to statistics, at the beginning of 2016, Ulyanovsk ranked 23rd among the 1112 cities of Russia in terms of population.
National composition and religion
Ulyanovsk is a multinational city, but all the samethe population of Ulyanovsk is mainly Russian, or more precisely about 77%. Tatars (about 10%), Chuvash (about 7%) and Mordva (about 1%) are also numerous. Less than 1% are other peoples, including Azerbaijanis, Ukrainians, Armenians, Byelorussians, Tajiks, Germans, Bashkirs.
The population of Ulyanovsk, as mentioned above,is represented by different peoples who profess different religions. But most of the townspeople are Orthodox, there are also Catholics, Protestants and Muslims (they take second place after the Orthodox).
Education and employment of the population
Education is an integral part of the life of the city.
In addition to the fact that the city has more than 100general and specialized schools, about 30 colleges, lyceums and technical schools, there are also institutions where you can get higher education. Popular among students is the State Technical University, the Pedagogical University and the Agricultural Academy. Thanks to the availability of higher education institutions, many young people come to Ulyanovsk every year to live permanently from nearby towns and villages, as well as from other regions that, after graduation, remain living in Ulyanovsk, settling in for local production enterprises.
The population of Ulyanovsk is mainly employed in theindustrial complex, or more precisely in machine building and metalworking, as well as in the electric power industry, capital construction and light industry. In addition, it is possible to single out the spheres of service and tourism and the banking sector.