Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of area. But in addition to vast territories, the inhabitants of the country can be proud of the most beautiful cities. Among them there are both very small settlements, such as Chekalin, and megacities. The largest cities in Russia by area – which major settlements are in the top ten? We will consider only cities whose area is given within their city limits.
10 Omsk | 597 sq. kilometers
Omsk is in 10th place in the list of the largest cities in Russia in terms of area. The population exceeds one million inhabitants. According to this indicator, Omsk ranks second in terms of population in Siberia. The significance of the city for the region is great. During the Civil War, it was called the Capital of the Russian State. It is the capital of the Siberian Cossack army. Now Omsk is a large industrial and cultural center. One of the decorations of the city is the Assumption Cathedral, which is one of the treasures of world temple culture. The territory of the city is 597 sq. kilometers.
9. Voronezh | 596 sq. km
On the 9th place in the top 10 largest Russian cities is Voronezh with a territory of 596,51 sq. kilometers. The population is 1,3 million inhabitants. The city is located in the most beautiful place – on the banks of the Don and the Voronezh reservoir. Voronezh has many beautiful architectural monuments, but it is also famous for its contemporary art. Sculptures of a kitten from Lizyukov Street, a character from a famous cartoon, and White Bim from the film “White Bim, Black Ear” were installed in the city. There is also a monument to Peter I in Voronezh.
8. Kazan | 614 sq. kilometers
The eighth place in the ranking of the largest cities in Russia in terms of area is the capital of Tatarstan Kazan. It is the largest economic, scientific, cultural and religious center in the country. In addition, Kazan is one of the most significant Russian ports. Unofficially bears the name of the third capital of Russia. The city is actively developing as an international sports center. Kazan authorities attach great importance to the development of tourism. Many international festivals are held here every year. The most significant architectural structure of the city is the Kazan Kremlin, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The area of the city is 614 sq. kilometers.
7. Orsk 621 square kilometers
Orsk, including three administrative districts with an area of about 621,33 square meters. kilometers, ranks seventh in the list of the largest Russian cities. It is located in a picturesque place – on the spurs of the majestic Ural Mountains, and the Ural River divides it into two parts: Asian and European. The main branch developed in the city is industry. There are more than 40 archaeological sites in Orsk.
6. Tyumen | 698 sq. kilometers
In sixth place among the largest settlements in Russia is the first Russian city founded in Siberia – Tyumen. The number of inhabitants is about 697 thousand people. Territory – 698,48 sq. kilometers. Founded in the 4th century, the city now includes XNUMX administrative districts. The beginning of the future city was laid by the construction of the Tyumen prison, started by decree of Fyodor Ivanovich, the third son of Ivan the Terrible.
5. Ufa | 707 sq. kilometers
Ufa, the territory of which is 707 sq. kilometers, is in fifth place in the list of the largest Russian cities. The population is over a million inhabitants. The capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan is a major cultural, scientific, economic and sports center of the country. The importance of Ufa was confirmed by the BRICS and SCO summits held here in 93. Despite the fact that Ufa is a millionaire city, it is the most spacious settlement in Russia – there are almost 700 square meters per inhabitant. meters of the city. Ufa is considered one of the greenest cities in the country – there are a large number of parks and squares. It also features a wide variety of monuments.
4. Perm | 800 sq. kilometers
In fourth place in the ranking of the largest cities in Russia is Permian. It occupies an area of 799,68 sq. kilometers. The number of inhabitants is more than a million people. Perm is a large industrial, economic and logistics center. The city owes its foundation to Tsar Peter I, who ordered the construction of a copper smelter in the Siberian province to begin.
3. Volgograd | 859 sq. kilometers
City-hero Volgograd, bearing the name Stalingrad in the Soviet era, ranks third in the list of the largest Russian cities. Area – 859,353 sq. kilometers. The population is just over a million people. The city was founded at the end of the XNUMXth century on the ancient Volga trade route. The first name is Tsaritsyn. One of the most famous historical events associated with Volgograd is the great Battle of Stalingrad, which showed the courage, heroism and perseverance of Russian soldiers. It became a turning point in the war. One of the most famous monuments dedicated to those difficult years is the Motherland Calls monument, which has become its symbol for the residents of the city.
2. St. Petersburg | 1439 sq. kilometers
In second place among the largest cities in Russia in terms of area is the second capital of the country St. Petersburg. The favorite brainchild of Peter I occupies an area of 1439 square meters. kilometers. The population is over 5 million inhabitants. The cultural capital of Russia is known for many magnificent monuments and architectural structures, which hundreds of thousands of tourists come to admire every year.
1. Moscow | 2561 sq. kilometers
The first place in the ranking is occupied by the capital of Russia Moscow. Territory – 2561,5 sq. kilometers, the population is more than 12 million people. To understand the full scale of the capital, you need to remember that more people live in Moscow than in some European countries.
In addition to the largest Russian cities listed above, there are also urban settlements, when the city itself includes other settlements. If we consider these territorial units in our rating, then Moscow or St. Petersburg will not be in the first place at all. In this case, the list of the largest settlements in Russia will be headed by the city of Zapolyarny, whose area is 4620 square meters. kilometers. This is twice as large as the area of the capital. Meanwhile, only 15 thousand people live in Zapolyarny. The polar region is interesting because about 12 kilometers from the city is the famous ultra-deep Kola well, which is one of the deepest points on Earth. Norilsk urban district can also claim the title of the largest territorial association in Russia. It includes Norilsk itself and two settlements. Territory area – 4509 sq. kilometers.