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En NameSurgut
Ru NameСургут
Image SkylineSurgut (004).jpg
Image CaptionSurgut in winter
Map Label Positionright
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Surgut (2003).jpg
Image FlagFlag of Surgut (Khanty-Mansia (Yugra)).png
Federal SubjectKhanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurSurgut Urban Okrug
Leader TitleMayor
Leader NameDmitry Popov
Representative BodySurgut City Duma
Area Km2219.92
Pop 2010census306700
Pop 2010census Rank62nd
Pop 2002census285027
Pop 2002census Rank65th
Established Date1594
Dialing Codes3462
DateMay 2010

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Surgut ( ) is a city in Russia, on the Ob River near its junction with the Irtysh River, the largest in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug and second largest in Tyumen Oblast. Surgut was founded in 1594 by order of Tsar Feodor I and is one of the oldest in Siberia. The name of the city, according to one tradition, originates from the Khanty words "sur" (fish) and "gut" (hole, pit). Population:

The urbanization of Surgut took place in the 1960s, when it became a center of oil and gas production. On June 25, 1965 the work settlement of Surgut was granted town status. The city's holiday is celebrated annually on June 12. The current mayor is Dmitry Valeryevich Popov (since 2010). Ex-mayor Alexander Sidorov (since 1996) oversaw the construction of the Surgut Bridge, the longest one-tower cable-stayed bridge in the world.

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