Where is Omsk?

Ksenia Vilinskaya
Ksenia Vilinskaya
April 2, 2015
Where is Omsk?

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Many people go to Omsk to get in touch with history and see with their own eyes all the amazing beauty of this city. The inevitable question arises - where is Omsk? First of all, it is worth noting that this city belongs to the Omsk region, being in it an administrative center.

The Omsk Region, in turn, is one of the 46 regions of the Russian Federation. It borders with Kazakhstan, the Novosibirsk region, and also with Tomsk and Tyumen. The region is located at the intersection of the Irtysh River and the Trans-Siberian Railway, which is important for the country's economy. It occupies the southeastern part of the West Siberian Plain; therefore, it is characterized by flat relief.

Omsk city itself has the following geographical coordinates: 54 ° 58’00 ″ with. sh. 73 ° 23’00 ″ c. There are 5 districts in it - Soviet, Lenin, Central, Kirovsky and October. Omsk is in the 7th time zone.

If we look at the history of the city, it is interesting that, first, in the place where the city stands, the Omsk fortress was erected.It was in 1716, and it served to protect the country from the raids of nomads from the steppes. For a long time Omsk played the role of a protective fortress. Then it turned from a sentry fortification into a big city - the first by value in the West-Siberian general-governorship, and later received the unofficial title of the “Third Capital of Russia”.

Omsk is located in the continental climate. A frosty winter and hot summer prevail in moderation, blizzards and dust storms are frequent. The geographical latitude of Omsk coincides with the latitude of the cities of Ryazan, Kansas, Vitebsk, Kaliningrad, Copenhagen and other settlements. The city crosses the Irtysh - several branches of the river also fall on the territory of the city.

The best way to get to know this city is to go there. There is nothing more impressive than personal impressions.