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Khanty-Mansiysk, the administrative centre of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra is located at the confluence of the rivers Ob and Irtysh.
Population : 68,000 people.

Khanty-Mansiysk is developing as the coordination and management centre for the economy of a vast territory with a huge natural resource potential. Data processing centres, communication facilities, administrative and financial institutions of the Ugra government are all concentrated here.
In 2008 the town hosted the Russia - EC summit and the World Congress of the Finno - Ugric peoples involving the participation of the heads of state of a number of European countries.


Historical reference

The first settlement in the territory of today's Khanty-Mansiysk appeared in 1637. The name of the village was Samarovsky Yam and its population consisted of coachmen who earned their living carrying people and cargo along the path from the European part of Russia to Siberia.
The town acquired its present name in 1940. Beginning from the 1960s Khanty-Mansiysk was used as a base camp for the geologists exploring the oil resources of the north of the West Siberia.


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The people of Khanty-Mansiysk are young. 46,000 people are employed in various sectors of economy. A significant proportion of the population work as civil servants employed by the administrative bodies of Ugra and managers of private companies and organizations. Khanty-Mansiysk international airport is capable of landing all types of aircraft.


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Culture & Education

In addition to the well developed network of the elementary and secondary education there are 10 universities in Khanty-Mansiysk.
The capital of Ugra has 5 museums including the Museum of Nature and Man and the Museum of Oil and Gas Geology. The town is proud of the Arts Centre for the Gifted Children of the North.
Khanty-Mansiysk has a modern infrastructure for sports. International biathlon competitions are hosted here every year.



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