Samara city profile
|Area City:||541.382 km2 (209.029 sq mi)|
|Airports:||Kurumoch International Airport|
Samara is situated in the southeastern part of European Russia at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers on the east bank of the Volga. Samara gets its name from the Samara culture, a neolithic culture of the 5th millennium BC, and the Kurgan hypothesis associates the region with the original homeland (urheimat) of the Proto-Indo-European language.
Formerly a closed city, Samara is now a large and important social, political, economic, industrial, and cultural centre in European Russia and hosted the European Union—Russia Summit in May 2007.
Cosmos Arena is a football stadium in Samara, Russia which is under construction, it will have a capacity of 44,918 spectators.
The stadium hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade opening and closing ceremonies and will host the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup.