Quick facts about Yekaterinburg

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  • Area

    more than 400,00 sq km

  • Location

    The capital of Sverdlovskaya oblast, middle Urals, Russian Federation, Yekaterinburg is situated right on the border between Europe and Asia.

  • Geographic coordinates

    56 49 N, 60 35 E

  • Population

    approx 1,304,000 (2005 est.)

  • Foundation

    1723

  • Climate

    Yekaterinburg is far away from Atlantics and close to Siberia, so the climate here is continental. In Yekaterinburg winters are cold and long, and summers are quite warm. The coldest month is January, when average temperature reaches -16 -17 C. The warmest month is July with the average temperature of 18 C.

  • UTC/GMT Offset

    UTC/GMT + 5 hours

  • Area code

    3432

  • Major attractions

    Ipatiev House, Cathedral on the Blood, Opera House, Europe-Asia border obelisk.

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