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Krasnoyarsk is a developed and modern city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River, with an interesting history and architecture. Founded in 1628, It is the third-largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk, with a population of 1,035,528 people. (2010). Krasnoyarsk is an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of Russia's largest producers of Aluminium.


The city is known for its nature landscapes; author Anton Chekhov judged Krasnoyarsk to be the most beautiful city in Siberia.


          Founded :     August 19, 1628

        Population:     1,035,528 (2010)

                 Area:      348 km2 (134 sq mi)

Major language:      Russian

        Time Zone:      GMT+7

             Airport:      Krasnoyarsk International Airport


  • In the 19th century, Krasnoyarsk was the center of the Siberian Cossack movement.

  • By the end of the 19th century, Krasnoyarsk had several manufacturing facilities and railroad workshops, and an engine-house.

  • Krasnoyarsk continued its growth with the discovery of gold and the arrival of a railroad in 1895.

  • In the Russian Empire, Krasnoyarsk was one of the places to which political exiles were banished. Numerous large plants and factories were constructed in Krasnoyarsk: Sibtyazhmash, the dockyard, the paper factory, the hydroelectric power station (now the fifth largest in the world and the second in Russia), and the river port.

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