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Ulan-Ude (English)
Улан-Удэ (Russian)
Улаан Үдэ (Buryat)
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Coordinates: 51°50′N 107°36′E / 51.833°N 107.6°E / 51.833; 107.6Coordinates: 51°50′N 107°36′E / 51.833°N 107.6°E / 51.833; 107.6
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Coat of arms
City Day June 12
Administrative status (as of May 2010)
Country Russia
Federal subject Republic of Buryatia
Administratively subordinated to city of republic significance of Ulan-Ude
Capital of Republic of Buryatia
Administrative center of city of republic significance of Ulan-Ude
Municipal status (as of October 2011)
Urban okrug Ulan-Ude Urban Okrug
Administrative center of Ulan-Ude Urban Okrug
Mayor Alexander Golkov
Representative body City Council of Deputies
Population (2010 Census,
404,426 inhabitants
Rank in 2010 45th
Time zone IRKT (UTC+09:00)
Founded 1666
City status since 1775
Previous names Udinsk (until 1783),
Verkhneudinsk (until July 27, 1934)
Postal code(s) 670000
Dialing code(s) +7 3012
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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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