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Kurgan is a city in Russia, an administrative centre of the Kurgan Region.

The city stands on the Tobol River, 1973 km away from Moscow. Its population was about 325 thousand people as of 2008.

The settlement was based in 1662 under the name of Tsaryovo Gorodische, and in 1738 it was renamed into Kurgan and got the status of a town. The Kurgan Region was based in 1943 and Kurgan became its administrative centre. (Read more about the history of Kurgan)

The main things to see here are the Drama Theatre, Puppet Theatre, Museum of Local Lore, House Museum of the Decembrists, and Museum of Poet S.A.Vasilyev.

Numerous monuments and memorials will unfold the citys history for you. One can have a look at the Fire Depot founded back in 1881. A wooden fire tower has been recently restored in the depot, thus giving it back its historical image. Kids will enjoy a trip on the local Children's Railway consisting of only two stations but opening a grand view from the bridge. Inside of the city there are three large lakes that offer their nice shores for walking. Kurgan has kept the lay-out of streets that has been there for over two hundred years and its architecture still has a delicate tinting of the past centuries.

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  (Kurgan Region)

Cities of the region



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