Ufa is not too densely populated and for this reason, spacious, clean and beautiful.
There are still a lot of objects of antiquity in the city. The oldest of the houses, still decorating the city, was built in the 18th century.
Ufa is the capital of the autonomous republic of Bashkortostan, home of the Bashkirs, a Muslim Turkic people. That is why you can hear another language (different from Russian), see some differences in culture, religion and food in this city.
There is one of the most developed Russian fencing clubs in Ufa, where most Russian competitions are held. Table tennis is poplular here as well; more than 5000 children play this sports here. The leading role in the local economy is played by the oil refining industry. Ufa is the largest refining center in Russia. Chemical and petrochemical industries, engineering and metalworking are well-developed here.
There is an extensive system of two dozen caves and mines for extraction of gypsum under the city.
Although Ufa practicaly has no major sights, you can spend a pleasant day walking through the streets where wooden cottages are reflected in glass office blocks.Salavat Iulaiev Monument
The Russia-Bashkir Monument of Friendship