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Altai Cartographic Book
28.02.2016 16:58
Altai Cartographic Book

All touristic facilities of Altay Region will be put down in a special cartographic book and an adjacent application, Interfax informs.

      “We decided to make a special publication that contains all the touristic attractions of Altay Region. The maps will be unified; they will contain similar symbols and design. Every district will provide their unique facilities, road services and hotels – anything that can be connected to tourism. This application can be downloaded to any mobile device”, commented the governor Alexander Karlin.

      He noted that the mobile variant will be made according to the most up-to-date technologies and any user will be able to download it to their gadget. “The application will be very helpful for those travelling by car”, he summarized.


      A dense network of the railways covers the Altay Territory. Their total mileage is 1803 kilometres, and 866 from them are the railways of the industrial establishments. The longest railway of the region, Novosibirsk – Barnaul – Semipalatinsk is used for the transshipment from the eastern regions of the country to the Central Asia, the South-Siberian railway – to the western regions of Russia. The highway transportation facilities of the region tie all the district centres with Barnaul, the capital of the region. Two federal highways M-52 and A-349 are go through the territory of the Altay Territory. Flying from the airport of Barnaul you can reach 30 other cities of Russia and some foreign ones.

      The territory of the region belongs to two physiographical regions: The West Siberian Plain and Altay-Sayan highlands. The mountains occupy eastern and southern parts of the region, while the western and northern ones have campaign landscape. The climate is severe, with long cold dry winters and hot, usually dry summers. The regions main waterway is the Ob River. The rivers of Biya, Katun, and Chuya are also important. The biggest lakes are Kulundinskoye, Kuchukskoye, and Mikhaylovskoye. The Altay Territory has huge reserves of raw materials, especial materials used for building, as well as significant mineral reserves. These include nonferrous metals, lead and iron ores, manganese, tungsten, molybdenum, bauxite, and gold. Forests cover about 60,000 km² of the region’s land.



Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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