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Nizhnevartovsk

En NameNizhnevartovsk
Ru NameНижневартовск
Image SkylineNizhnevaratovsk-komsomolski-boulvard.jpg
Image CaptionKomsomolsky Boulvard in the city
Latd60
Latm57
Longd76
Longm33
Map Label Positionleft
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Nizhnevartovsk (Khanty-Mansia).png
Image FlagFlag of Nizhnevartovsk (Khanty-Mansia).svg
HolidayMarch 9
Federal SubjectKhanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Yugra
Adm Ctr OfNizhnevartovsky District
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurNizhnevartovsk Urban Okrug
Leader TitleMayor
Leader NameBoris Khokhryakov
Representative BodyCity Duma
Area Km2267
Pop 2010census251900
Pop 2010census Rank73rd
Pop 2002census239044
Pop 2002census Rank77th
Established Date1909
Postal Codes628600-628624
Dialing Codes3466
DateMay 2010

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Nizhnevartovsk ( ) is the second largest city in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Yugra, Russia. It is located along the right bank of the Ob River. Population: 251,900 (2010 Census preliminary results); 239,044 (2002 Census);

It was founded in 1909; its development into a large city was boosted in the 1960s by the discovery of the Samotlor Oil Field, the largest in the country. Town status was granted to it on March 9, 1972. Nizhnevartovsk is the center of the West Siberian oil-producing region and one of the wealthiest cities in the country. Nizhnevartovsk Airport is the 15th busiest airport in Russia, well ahead of those in many larger cities.

The city is laid out on a grid system; however, due to its location on the bank of the river, there is a central kink in the grid which parallels the river's course.

Each winter, temperatures can drop to -50 C (-32.4 F), and the local residents build a number of ice parks with snow and ice sculptures and play areas of the kids, mostly comprising images of Father Frost (Russian Santa) and ice slides. In the summer, temperatures climb to 35 C (120.6 F).


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