Nizhnevartovsk (English)
Нижневартовск (Russian)
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Location of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in Russia
Nizhnevartovsk is located in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Coordinates: 60°57′N 76°33′E / 60.95°N 76.55°E / 60.95; 76.55Coordinates: 60°57′N 76°33′E / 60.95°N 76.55°E / 60.95; 76.55
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Coat of arms
City Day March 9[citation needed]
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Administrative center of Nizhnevartovsky District[citation needed]
Municipal status
Urban okrug Nizhnevartovsk Urban Okrug[citation needed]
Mayor[citation needed] Boris Khokhryakov[citation needed]
Representative body City Duma[citation needed]
Area 267 km2 (103 sq mi)[citation needed]
Population (2010 Census,
251,860 inhabitants[1]
Rank in 2010 73rd
Population (2002 Census) 239,044 inhabitants[2]
Rank in 2002 77th
Density 943 /km2 (2,440 /sq mi)[3]
Time zone [4]
Founded 1909[citation needed]
Postal code(s) 628600-628624[citation needed]
Dialing code(s) +7 3466[citation needed]
Official website

Nizhnevartovsk (Russian: Нижнева́ртовск) is the second largest city in Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located along the right bank of the Ob River. Population: 251,860 (2010 Census preliminary results);[1] 239,044 (2002 Census);[2] 241,457 (1989 Census).[5]

It was founded in 1909; its development into a large city was boosted in the 1960s by the discovery of the Samotlor Oil Field, the largest in the country. Town status was granted to it on March 9, 1972. Nizhnevartovsk is the center of the West Siberian oil-producing region and one of the wealthiest cities in the country. Nizhnevartovsk Airport is the 15th busiest airport in Russia, well ahead of those in many larger cities.[citation needed]

The city is laid out on a grid system; however, due to its location on the bank of the river, there is a central kink in the grid which parallels the river's course.

Each winter, temperatures can drop to −50 °C (−58 °F), and the local residents build a number of ice parks with snow and ice sculptures and play areas of the kids, mostly comprising images of Father Frost (Russian Santa) and ice slides. In the summer, temperatures climb to +35 °C (95 °F).


International relations

Twin towns/sister cities

Nizhnevartovsk is twinned with:


  1. ^ a b Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2011). "Предварительные итоги Всероссийской переписи населения 2010 года (Preliminary results of the 2010 All-Russian Population Census)" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2010). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  2. ^ a b Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек (Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000)" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  3. ^ The value of density was calculated automatically by dividing the 2010 Census population by the area specified in the infobox. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox does not necessarily correspond to the area of the entity proper or is reported for the same year as the population.
  4. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Постановление №725 от 31 августа 2011 г. «О составе территорий, образующих каждую часовую зону, и порядке исчисления времени в часовых зонах, а также о признании утратившими силу отдельных Постановлений Правительства Российской Федерации». Вступил в силу по истечении 7 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Российская Газета", №197, 6 сентября 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Resolution #725 of August 31, 2011 On the Composition of the Territories Included into Each Time Zone and on the Procedures of Timekeeping in the Time Zones, as Well as on Abrogation of Several Resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation. Effective as of after 7 days following the day of the official publication).
  5. ^ "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров. (All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers.)" (in Russian). Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989). Demoscope Weekly (website of the Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. 1989. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 

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