The population of Ufa exceeds one million people representing over a hundred nationalities and ethnic groups. Ufa is the only million-plus city of Russian Federation with a natural population growth since 2008. 
Ufa is the capital of one of the strongest and most stable Russian regions. It is the center of the social and political life of Bashkortostan Republic. Ufa regularly hosts large-scale conferences, conventions and congresses on the republican and federal levelsUfa is the industrial, cultural and scientific center of Bashkortostan Republic. Over a half of Bashkortostan Republic’s industrial potential is concentrated in Ufa. This is accounted for by fuel, chemical, petrochemical, mechanical engineering and metal processing industries. Ufa enterprises export their products to 80 countries. Ufa is one of fifteen million-plus Russian cities. The population of the Ufa city is 1,116 thousand people.