Quick facts about Irkutsk

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  • Area

    767,00 sq km

  • Location

    Located on the Irkutsk-Cheremhovskaya Plain where the Irkut River flows into the Angara, 66 km south-west from the Lake Baikal.

  • Geographic coordinates

    52 18 N, 104 15 E

  • Population

    approx 592,400 (2005 est.)

  • Foundation

    1686 (Irkutsk received a city status).

  • Climate

    The climate is continental. The average temperature in January -15 C, in July +19 C.

  • UTC/GMT Offset

    UTC/GMT + 8 hours

  • Area code

    3952

  • Major attractions

    Lake Baikal, Irkutsk Museum.

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