Where is Barnaul?
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Barnaul is a city located in the south of Western Siberia. Received city status in 1771, is the administrative center of the Altai Territory since September 1937. The distance to Moscow is 3419 km, to Novosibirsk - 239 km.
Where is the city
Barnaul is located at the confluence of the river. Barnaulki in p. Ob. It was originally founded as a settlement in 1730 on the initiative of Akinfiy Demidov, and is currently a major cultural and industrial city of Siberia.
Barnaul stands in the forest-steppe zone of the West Siberian Plain. From the north and east, the city is bordered by the river Ob, and from the south-west by a ribbon forest.
Of course, compared to another Siberian city of Novosibirsk, Barnaul is rather modest: the area of Barnaul is 321 square meters. km, and the number - about 681 thousand people. But at the same time, Barnaul is the administrative center of the Altai Territory. The city is developing rapidly and is very promising in the tourism industry.
You can get to Barnaul by plane, train, bus and private car.The city is a transportation hub, branches of the West-Siberian railway pass through it.
From Barnaul you can get to the Altai Mountains, Kazakhstan, Mongolia.
The nearest major settlements are Pavlovsk, Kamen-na-Obi, Novoaltaisk, Biysk, Aleysk, Rubtsovsk, Belokurikha.