Quick facts about Omsk

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  • Area

    140,000 sq km (territory of Omsk Region)

  • Location

    The city lies in the southwest of Siberian Federal District, on the Irtysh River.

  • Geographic coordinates

    55 00 N, 73 22 E

  • Population

    approx 1,143,000 (2005 est.)

  • Foundation

    1716

  • Climate

    The climate is dry and relatively temperate, but marked by violent snow-storms and sand-storms.

  • UTC/GMT Offset

    UTC/GMT + 6 hours

  • Area code

    3812

  • Major attractions

    Nikolsky Cathedral, The Palace of the Governor-General, Former Military School.

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