Add to favorite

russian visa
    Orenburg Region

The region covers about 124 thousand square kilometers and gives shelter for over 2 million people. Its territories include south-east of East European plane, south of the Urals and Trans-Urals. The region borders with Samara Region, Tatarstan, Bashkiria, Chelyabinsk Region and Kazakhstan.

The climate is continental, because seas and oceans are located too far from the region, that is why hot dry summers and severe winters with permafrost are common for these territories. The Orenburg region has many rivers, the largest from which is the 2428-kilometre-long Ural River. Beautiful lake Shalkar-Ega-Kara is the largest lake of the region.

The territories, now belonging to Orenburg region, welcomed migrants from Central Russia since 18th century, when Kazakh tribes voluntarily joined the Russian Empire. Orenburg fortress was founded in 1743. In 1934 Soviet government adopted a resolution on founding of the Orenburg Region.

Population mainly consists of Russians, but large communities of Tatars, Kazakhs, Bashkirs, Ukrainians and Mordovians. The region is a very well developed industrial centre fuel industry, ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, chemical, petrochemical and food industries give jobs to population. The largest Russian gas condensate field is also located in the Orenburg region. The region has a well-known balneological and mud resort Gai. Most famous local souvenirs are down shawls.

Tags: Russian tourism Russian regions Orenburg Region Russian history  



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map

    Orenburg Region

Cities of the region

Getting around

Yandex  St. Petersburg  Russian Metro  Blues  sport in Russia  Levada Centre  Pavel Durov  GDP  Moscow  auto motor show  Banks of Russia  Festivals in Moscow  Vologda  Russian business  Russian military equipment  investment  Bashkiria  Book Tickets for Concerts  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Cinema  Death Museums  Borodino  Russian tourism  The Romanov Family  Zerkalo Film Festival in Ivanovo  Russian sportswomen  Yessentuki  Chelyabinsk meteorite  Space Technology  Burial Grounds  travel to Russia  tourism  New Year Tree  Sakhalin  Animation Museum  Sergey Guriev  universities ranking  Sergey Kastorsky  Russian regions  Russian scientists  Leo Tolstoy  Book Tickets for Ballet  Fairs in Moscow  active holidays in Russia  Akinfiy Demidov  Russian Astronauts  Dmitry Mendeleev  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Magnitsky Act  Russian fashion 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites