|Tolyatti, also known in English as Togliatti, is a city in Samara Oblast, Russia. It is the largest city in Russia which does not serve as the administrative center of a federal subject. Population - 719,632 inhabitants.
Dialing code: +7 8482. Postal codes: 445000. License plate: 63, 163.
The city's main claim to fame has been automobile manufacturing by AvtoVAZ's Lada (Zhiguli) car plants. Other industries have moved into Tolyatti because it is close to abundant supplies of electricity and water. Petrochemicals are well represented in the city. Other industries include building materials production, ship repair and electrical equipment and electronics.
For the administrative purposes, the city is divided into three districts. It was founded in 1737 as a fortress called Stavropol by the Russian statesman Vasily Tatishchev. In 1964, the city was renamed Tolyatti (after Palmiro Togliatti, the longest-serving secretary of the Italian Communist Party).