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About the city of Ekaterinburg

The Historical Square
The Historical Square
Ekaterinburg on the map of Russia

Embodying the image of the new Russia, Ekaterinburg is one of the largest and the most dynamic cities in the country. It is an administrative capital of the Sverdlovsk Oblast and the Ural Federal District and an important centre for industry, transport, finance, science and culture.

Ekaterinburg is situated in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia, on the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains on the Iset River. The city has a latitude of 56°50' North and a longitude of 60°35' East.

This city features a humid continental climate with long cold winters and short warm summers. Average temperature is -12.6°С in January and 19.0°С in July.

The city takes up an area of 491 square kilometers. With a population of 1,404,701 (April 2012) it is the forth-largest city in Russia.

The time zone for the city of Ekaterinburg is UTC+6 (two hours ahead of Moscow and six hours ahead of Greenwich). The distance between Moscow and Ekaterinburg is 1667 kilometers. A flight from Moscow to Ekaterinburg takes 2 hours, while a train trip takes from 26 to 30 hours.

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