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Улаан Үдэ (Buryat)
|- City -|
Ulan-Ude City Center
|City Day||September's first Saturday|
|Federal subject||Republic of Buryatia|
|Administratively subordinated to||city of republic significance of Ulan-Ude|
|Capital of||Republic of Buryatia|
|Urban okrug||Ulan-Ude Urban Okrug|
|Representative body||City Council of Deputies|
|Area||347.6 km2 (134.2 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census,
|- Rank in 2010||45th|
|Density||1,163/km2 (3,012/sq mi)|
|City status since||1775|
|Dialing code(s)||+7 3012|
|[ulan-ude-eg.ru Official website]|
Ulan-Ude (Russian:Ула́н-Удэ́; Buryat: Улаан-Үдэ), formerly Verkhneudinsk (Верхнеу́динск), the capital city of the Buryat Republic, Russia. The city is located about 100 km south-east of Lake Baikal. It sits at the foot of the Khamar-Daban and Khrebet Ulan-Burgasy mountain ranges, next to the confluence of the Selenga River and its tributary, the Uda. The city is divided into two parts by the Uda. Population 359,391 (2002 Census); 352,530 (1989 Census). It is the third largest city in East Siberia. It is served by Ulan-Ude Airport (Mukhino) as well as the smaller Ulan-Ude Vostochny Airport.
Ulan-Ude was founded in 1666 by the Russian Cossacks. Due to its geographical position, the city grew rapidly and became a large trade centre which connected Russia with China and Mongolia. There are old merchants' mansions richly decorated with wood and stone carving in the historical center of Ulan-Ude, along the river banks. They represent beautiful examples of Russian classicism. There is also a large and highly unusual head of Lenin in the central square.
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