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En NameOrsk
Ru NameОрск
Image SkylineSt.Orsk.jpg
Image CaptionOrsk Railway Station
Map Label Positionbottom
Image CoaCoat of arms of Orsk.jpg
Image FlagFlag of Orsk.jpg
Federal SubjectOrenburg Oblast
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurOrsk Urban Okrug
Leader TitleMayor
Leader NameViktor Frants
Representative BodyCity Duma
Area Km2584
Pop 2010census239800
Pop 2010census Rank80th
Pop 2002census250963
Pop 2002census Rank75th
Established Date1735
Postal Codes4624xx
Dialing Codes3537
DateJune 2010

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Orsk ( ) is the second largest city in Orenburg Oblast, Russia, located on the steppe about 100 km (62.1 mi) southeast of the southern tip of the Ural Mountains. The city straddles the Ural River. Since this river is considered a boundary between Europe and Asia, Orsk can be said to lie in two continents. It is served by Orsk Airport. Population: The mayor of the city is Viktor Frants, who was elected in October 2010.

The city is located where the Ural River turns from south to west and where the Or River comes in from the southeast (whence the name). It was as part of the Orenburg Line of forts.

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