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Krasnoyarsk (English)
Красноярск (Russian)
-  City  -
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Krasnoyarsk Railstation
Coat of Arms of Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk krai).svg
Flag of Krasnoyarsk.svg
Coat of arms
Flag
City Day Second Sunday of June
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Krasnoyarsk Krai
Administratively subordinated to krai city of Krasnoyarsk
Municipal status
Urban okrug Krasnoyarsk Urban Okrug
Head Sergey Yeryomin
Representative body City Council of Deputies
Statistics
Area 348 km2 (134 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census,
preliminary)
973,826 inhabitants
- Rank in 2010 14th
Population (2017 est.) 1,083,865 inhabitants
Density 2,798/km2 (7,247/sq mi)
Time zone KRAT (UTC+08:00)
Founded August 19, 1628
City status since 1690
Dialing code(s) +7 391
Official website

Krasnoyarsk is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River. It is the third-largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk, with a population of 1,035,528 as of the 2010 Census. 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.

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