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.
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.
Direct train from Tyumen (#939) and Nizhnevartovsk (#952).
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.
The river port doesn't serve passenger transportation.