Located in an agricultural region, along the river Kazma. Vladimir is a railway junction, whose major industries are textiles, canned fruit, chemicals, precision instruments and vehicle parts.
The historical buildings of the city are the Uspensky Cathedral (of the Assumption) (1158-1161), the Cathedral of St. Demetrius (1194-1197), the Golden Gate (1164), an ancient city gate and several ancient monasteries. The city is home to a museum of history and religious antiquities, an art gallery and a school teacher training.
Vladimir, founded in 1108, was the capital of Vladimir-Suzdal (a major Russian state created after the dissolution of Kievan Rus) between 1157 and 1238, when the Tatars destroyed the city. The Principality of Moscow (Muscovy) Vladimir was annexed in 1364. The town developed as an important industrial center in the 1930 Le amazed the spectacle of the city and its beauty.