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Population: 297,415
Area City: 777/km2 (2,010/sq mi)
Airports: Saransk Airport

Saransk is located in the Volga basin at the confluence of the Saranka and Insar Rivers, about 630 kilometers (390 mi) east of Moscow. is the capital city of the Republic of Mordovia, Russia.

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Mordovia Arena

World Cup Soccer Betting oddsMordovia Aren It will also host FC Mordovia Saransk of the Russian Premier League, replacing Start Stadium. It will have a capacity of 44,442 spectators.

In the bid to host 2018 World Cup submitted to FIFA, Saransk's new stadium was shown with a temporary design. The simple bowl-shaped venue is to have stands for 44,442 people, but only in tournament mode. After the 2018 World Cup upper stands are to be dismantled, decreasing capacity to 28,000. Between the stands left and the roof a promenade with retail and leisure spaces is to be created.