Tolyatti, also known in English as Togliatti, is a city in Samara Oblast, Russia.
Population: 719,514 (2010 Census preliminary results). It is the largest city in Russia which does not serve as an administrative center of a federal subject.
It was founded in 1737 as a fortress called Stavropol by the Russian statesman Vasily Tatishchev. Informally it was often referred as Stavropol-on-Volga to distinguish from Stavropol, a large city in southwest Russia.
Within the framework of administrative divisions, Tolyatti serves as the administrative center of Stavropolsky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the city of oblast significance of Tolyatti - an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the city of oblast significance of Tolyatti is incorporated as Tolyatti Urban Okrug.