Tver, in Soviet times known as Kalinin, located at the confluence of the rivers Tvertsa and Tmaka and Volga rivers and is the administrative center of Tver region. The city was founded in 1135, the city's population is 403 726.
Yaroslavl – the administrative center of Yaroslavl region. The city's population is 591 374 people. Yaroslavl is the oldest city on the Volga, in 2010.
Kostroma is the administrative center of Kostroma region. The official founding date of the city is 1152. In Kostroma is home to 269 711 people.
Nizhny Novgorod is located at the confluence of the rivers Volga and Oka. Is the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod region has a population of 1 271 045. The founding date of the city is in 1221, when it was founded the fortress of Novgorod nizovsky lands.
Cheboksary, the capital of the Chuvash Republic. The population of this city is 453 645 people.
Kazan is on the Volga river in the place where it flows into the river Kazanka. This city is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, often called "the third capital of Russia". The population of Kazan is 1 136 566 people. The exact year of Foundation of the city is unknown, but in 2005 Kazan celebrated its Millennium.
Togliatti is the second in the Samara region in terms of population and the first among the cities of the Russian Federation, which are not administrative centers of oblasts or republics. The city was founded in 1737, currently, its population is 721 600 people.
Samara is built between the mouths of the rivers Samara and Juice, in place of their confluence with the Volga. Samara is the administrative center of Samara oblast. It has a population of 1 133 754 people. In the Soviet period the city was called Kuibyshev. The first mention in the annals of the city in this location dates back to 1361.
Syzran is located in the Samara region on the shores of the Saratov reservoir. The Foundation of the city is attributed to Prince Gregory Kozlovsky and dated the year 1683.
Saratov is situated on the right Bank of the Volgograd reservoir, is the administrative center of Saratov region. The year of Foundation of Saratov in 1590, this place was built the fortress guard. At present in Saratov is home to 837 400 people.
Volgograd from 1589 to 1925 it was called Tsaritsyn and after 1961 to Stalingrad. This city is the administrative center of Volgograd region. The population of this city is 1 021 200 people.
Astrakhan is the last of the regional center for Volga. 8-10 centuries on the site of Astrakhan was the city of ITIL, the capital of the Khazar khanate. Astrakhan is home to 520 700 people.
Cities are listed in order from source to mouth.