Where is Yaroslavl?
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Many are well aware that Yaroslavl is the capital of the Yaroslavl region and is located near Moscow.
In this article we will talk about Yaroslavl in a little more detail so that the reader can learn more about this historical city. We will also look at where Yaroslavl is located.
Geographical location and historical value
Yaroslavl is located in the central part of the Yaroslavl-Kostroma lowlands. The city occupied both banks of the Volga River. It is located 280 kilometers from Moscow in the northeast direction. The area of the city is just over 200 square kilometers. Yaroslavl is one of the oldest cities in Russia. Its basis belongs to the third millennium BC. It is believed that Yaroslavl founded the Scandinavian-Slavic tribes. However, for the first time in the annals Yaroslavl is mentioned closer to the first century of our era. The founder of the city is Yaroslav the Wise. Now the city is one of the most beautiful cities in Russia, and its center is a monument of UNESCO historical heritage.