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Tatarstan is an autonomous republic within Russia. The republic is about 800 kilometers (497 miles) east of Moscow. It is between the Volga River and the Kama River (a tributary of the Volga), and extends east to the Ural Mountains. Most of the people are Tatars,
Its capital is Kazan.
Islam is the faith that most people in Tatarstan follow.
The republic is located in the center of the East European Plain.
Major rivers include (Tatar names are given in parentheses):
- Belaya River (Ağidel)
- Ik River (Iq)
- Kama River (Çulman)
- Volga River (İdel)
- Vyatka River (Noqrat)
- Kazanka River
Major reservoirs of the republic include (Tatar names are given in parentheses):