Chelyabinsk is the largest city in Russia, the industrial center of metallurgy and the largest transport hub. The city gained fame thanks to its factories and legends about the severity of the local men.
Border of Siberia and the Urals
Chelyabinsk is one of the largest industrial cities in the Russian Federation with a predominance of metallurgical plants. The city was founded in 1736 and is located on the territory of the Chelyabinsk region, being its center. Moreover, not only an administrative one, but also a connecting junction of railways, highways and airports. It is through Chelyabinsk that the world's longest Trans-Siberian Railway runs, connecting one end of the country to the other. And it is here that almost all heavy industry equipment and materials across the country are dispatched.
An interesting feature is that the city is built on seven hills just like Moscow, Rome and Constantinople. The fourth Rome has a temperate continental climate. The city itself is located in the middle of the Eurasia continent, far from the seas. Winter is long and snowy here, and spring is long and warm.
Chelyabinsk has an unofficial honorary name "Gateway to Siberia", because it is located on the border of Siberia and the Urals. In the 19th-20th centuries, after the construction of the Transsib was completed, many travelers from other countries preferred to buy postcards at the Chelyabinsk railway station as proof that they had visited Siberia.
In addition, Chelyabinsk is often unofficially called the "Capital of the Southern Urals" and "Tankograd" for its location, size, influence of the economy on the region and history.
Location of Chelyabinsk
Chelyabinsk is located to the east of the Ural Mountains, almost two hundred kilometers south of Yekaterinburg. Located at an altitude of 250 m above sea level. The western part stands on the granite of the Urals, and the eastern part - on the sedimentary rocks of Western Siberia.
Leningradsky Bridge is a bridge that connects the western and eastern banks of the Miass River. It is this river that is the border of Siberia and the Urals, and the bridge was christened among the people by the way from the Urals to Siberia. In addition, the city has the Shershnevskoe reservoir and three lakes - Smolino, Sineglazovo and Pervoe.
The Sosnovsky District stretches from the north to the southwest, and from the east Chelyabinsk is supported by the satellite city of Kopeysk. In the northeast, the city shares the border with the Krasnoarmeyskiy District.
If you look at the map, the industrial center of the Chelyabinsk region is located at 55 ° 09 ′ north latitude and 61 ° 24 ′ east longitude and covers an area of up to 530 square kilometers.
In relation to Moscow, the city is located in the Yekaterinburg time zone MSK +2 or UTC +6.