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Yekaterinburg (English)
Екатеринбург (Russian)
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The skyline of Yekaterinburg
Map of Russia - Sverdlovsk Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Sverdlovsk Oblast in Russia
Coordinates: 56°50′N 60°35′E / 56.833°N 60.583°E / 56.833; 60.583Coordinates: 56°50′N 60°35′E / 56.833°N 60.583°E / 56.833; 60.583
Coat of Arms of Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk oblast).svg
Flag of Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk oblast).svg
Coat of arms
City Day 3rd Saturday of August
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Sverdlovsk Oblast
Administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast
Municipal status
Urban okrug Yekaterinburg Urban Okrug
Head Yevgeny Porunov
Representative body City Duma
Population (2010 Census,
1,350,136 inhabitants
Rank in 2010 4th
Population (2002 Census) 1,293,537 inhabitants
Rank in 2002 5th
Time zone YEKT (UTC+06:00)
Founded November 18, 1723
Previous names Yekaterinburg (until 1924),
Sverdlovsk (until 1991)
Postal code(s) 620000
Dialing code(s) +7 343
Official website

Yekaterinburg is a big city in the Ural mountains in the Asian part of Russia. It has a population of 1,293,537 people. The city was started in 1723 by Vasily Tatischev and named after Saint Catherine.

Twin cities

Yekaterinburg - Duma with Lenin statue
The city duma building with the Lenin statue.

Yekaterinburg is a sister city of

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