Quick facts about Ulan-Ude

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  • Area

    217,800 sq km (territory of Buryatia)

  • Location

    Ulan-Ude is situated at the junction of two rivers (Uda and Selenga) between two mountain ranges: Khamar-Daban and Ulan-Burgasy. Ulan-Ude is an important commercial and industrial center of Eastern Siberia, located on the 5,640th kilometer of the Trans-Siberian railway.

  • Geographic coordinates

    51 50 N, 107 50 E

  • Population

    approx 353,000 (2005 est.)

  • Foundation

    1666

  • Climate

    The climate is contrast, as it's hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. The average temperature in January (the coldest month) is -27 C, in August (the warmest month) +22 C.

  • UTC/GMT Offset

    UTC/GMT + 8 hours

  • Area code

    3012

  • Major attractions

    Buddhist Datsan, Ethnographic Museum, the History and Nature Museums. The lake Baikal is 250 kilometers away from Ulan-Ude.

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