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Orenburg Oblast

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Orenburg is a region in Russia's East Volga Region.



  • Orenburg — the capital and principal city is famous for its down shawls
  • Gay — a small industrial city in the region's Gaysky District, perhaps of interest to a novelty seeker with a mature sense of humor
  • Novotroitsk — a mid-sized industrial city
  • Orsk — the region's second largest city, which straddles the Urals River, placing it in both Europe and Asia; notable for its Orsk Jasper and many Bronze Age grave sites

Other destinations

  • Orenburgsky Nature Reserve


Orenburg Oblast is a big agricultural producer in Russia and is not a major tourist destination. The Ural River, considered the boundary between Europe and Asia, cuts through its territory.


See Russian phrasebook.

Get in

Orenburg's main airport services flights to/from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Dushanbe

There is a train from Moscow to Orenburg, which departs several times per week around 19:00 and takes 26 hours.

Get around






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Get out

Trains head south to Kazakhstan and on to Uzbekistan from Orenburg and Orsk.

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