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Tara is a city in Russia, the administrative centre of Tara District of the Omsk Region, the second largest city of the Omsk Region. It stands on the left coast of Irtysh, at the distance of 302 km from Omsk, and 285 km from the railway station Lubinskaya.

The city was founded by Prince Andrei Eletsky in 1594. It was the very first Russian settlement in the area of the modern Omsk Region. Tara received the official status of a district city as a part of the Tobolsk Province in 1782.

The population of Tara makes 26.6 thousand people (as of January, 1st, 2010).


Among the buildings of Tara there have remained historical wooden houses with carved cornices and platbands. At the same time modern residential areas have standard houses. The city has a museum of local lore and an art gallery.

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