Novosibirsk Travel Guide, Russia
Novosibirsk Travel Guide – Geographic Presentation and Demography
Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg and the largest one in Siberia having a total population of 1.6 million people. The administrative center of Novosibirsk Oblast and also the centre of the Siberian Federal District, Novosibirsk is a young city founded in the 19th century and declared today an important cultural and induatrial city.
It lies on aroung 500 square kilometres and it is also situated on the banks of river Ob, 123 miles from Barnaul, with the Ukok Plateau (Golden Mountains of Altai – a Unesco World Heritage Site) in the south.
Due to its continental climate with very cold and snowy winters, Novosibirsk is mostly visited by tourists in summer when the temperature ranges from 20 to 25 degrees celsius.
The town has a Metro System opened in 1985 and the 2nd largest airport (Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport) in Russia after that in Moscow. There have been traced waterways on the Ob River and airways to Tolmachevo Airport or to two other small local airports. Novosibirsk is an important junction of highways and railways that do not stop the process of improvement and reconstruction of better road infrastructure to be able to satisfy the continually growing traffic.
Novosibirsk Travel Guide must put an accent on education as well, as this is a very important aspect in the future development of any city in the world. Thus, there is a rich and active intellectual life concentrated in more than 16 high level institutions. The city is also a science centre where the Siberian Science Branch, part of the Russian Academy of Sciences has its intellectual activity. This is why Novosibirsk is also known as the Academic City.
Novosibirsk, Travel Guide – Cultural and Business Centre
Novosibirsk Travel Guide should also refer to the city’s rich culture and spiritual life that is to be found in the six existing theatres, at the Opera House, or at the music conservatory.
Besides being an important cultural centre, Novosibirsk is also the main business centre in Siberia housing some of the largest banks in Siberia and the Siberian Stock and Commodity Exchanges. Since the 1940s the city went through major positive changes, meaning the building of a bridge across the Ob River, many constructions of buildings, roads, the building of a second and a third bridge across the river and the development goes on nowadays too.
Having a large and very well improved publicity market; Novosibirsk is the Russian city that perfectly combines the aspects of being big and traditional in the same time while preserving an industrial atmosphere here and there.
Mainly the young people are attracted by the beach created on the banks of the Ob River, a place to be discovered and enjoyed during summer time.
Novosibirsk is a city that is opened now to a large economic and scientific progress which is quite obvious in its living standards that put it in the the 2nd place in Russia after Moscow and in the 184th place in the world in a statistic that was done to establish the living standards of the largest cities in the world having more that 1 million inhabitants.
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