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Surgut

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Surgut (Russian: Cургут soor-GOOT) is the largest city in Khantia-Mansia, the non-official capital of oil-extraction of Russia.

Understand

Not the administrative capital the city, however, possesses 300,000 strong population, the largest in the region, which is not too typical for Russia. Naturally growing population is the other distinctive feature of the city.

Geography

The city is located at the North of Westen Siberia at the right bank of the river Ob', 250km east of Khanty-Mansiysk and 708km north-east of Tyumen.

Climate

Climate-wise Surgut belongs to the Extreme North zone, winter lasts for seven months. The average temperature of January is −20,9 °C. July averages on +17,4 °C.

Get in

By train

Direct train from Tyumen (#939) and Nizhnevartovsk (#952).

By plane

Domestic flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Omsk, Tyumen, Khanty-Mansiysk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Ufa, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd etc. International flights from Baku and Kiev, including charter ones from Bangkok and Hurghada.

By boat

The river port doesn't serve passenger transportation.

Get around

See

  • Surgut art museum.
  • Holy Transfiguration Temple.
  • Historical-cultural center "Old Surgut".
  • Museum of regional studies.

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Contact

Get out

  • Tundrino - old Russian village with 19th century church.
  • Lyantor - village of Khanti of Pim river. You will see the museum and ethnic park with traditional Khanti habitats.



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