Surgut (Russian: Cургут soor-GOOT) is the largest city in Khantia-Mansia, the unofficial capital of oil-extraction of Russia.


Not the administrative capital the city, however, possesses 300,000 strong population, the largest in the region, which is not too typical for Russia. Naturally growing population is the other distinctive feature of the city.


The city is located at the North of Westen Siberia at the right bank of the river Ob', 250km east of Khanty-Mansiysk and 708km north-east of Tyumen.


Climate-wise Surgut belongs to the Extreme North zone, winter lasts for seven months. The average temperature of January is −20,9 °C. July averages on +17,4 °C.

Get in

By train

Direct train from Tyumen (#939) and Nizhnevartovsk (#952).

By plane

Domestic flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Omsk, Tyumen, Khanty-Mansiysk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Ufa, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd etc. International flights from Baku and Kiev, including charter ones from Bangkok and Hurghada.

By boat

The river port doesn't serve passenger transportation.


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