Ekaterinburg

Екатеринбург
Clockwise: City Administrative Building, Ural State College, Yekaterinburg City, Sevastyanov's House, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, Church of All Saints
Clockwise: City Administrative Building, Ural State College, Yekaterinburg City, Sevastyanov's House, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, Church of All Saints
Flag of Ekaterinburg
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Ekaterinburg
Ekaterinburg is located in Russia
Ekaterinburg
Ekaterinburg
Location of Ekaterinburg
Ekaterinburg is located in Sverdlovsk Oblast
Ekaterinburg
Ekaterinburg
Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk Oblast)
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
CountryRussia
Federal subjectSverdlovsk Oblast[1]
Founded18 November 1723[2]
City status since1796
Government
 • BodyCity Duma[3]
 • Head[4]Alexander Vysokinskiy[4]
Area
 • Total495 km2 (191 sq mi)
Elevation
237 m (778 ft)
Population
 • Total1,349,772
 • Estimate 
(2018)[7]
1,468,833 (+8.8%)
 • Rank4th in 2010
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
 • Subordinated toCity of Yekaterinburg[8]
 • Capital ofSverdlovsk Oblast[1], City of Yekaterinburg
 • Urban okrugYekaterinburg Urban Okrug[9]
 • Capital ofYekaterinburg Urban Okrug[9]
Time zoneUTC+5 (MSK+2 [10])
Postal code(s)[11]
620000
Dialing code(s)+7 343[11]
OKTMO ID65701000001
City Day3rd Saturday of August
Twin townsSan Jose, Ferentino, Plovdiv
Websitewww.ekburg.ru

Yekaterinburg (/jɪˈkætərɪnbɜːrɡ/ yih-KAT-ər-in-burg;[12] Russian: Екатеринбу́рг, IPA: [jɪkətʲɪrʲɪnˈburk]), alternatively romanized Ekaterinburg, also called Catherineburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located on the Iset River east of the Ural Mountains, in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the Asian side of the boundary between Asia and Europe.[13][14] It is the main cultural and industrial centre of the oblast. In 2018, it had an estimated population of 1,501,652. Yekaterinburg has been dubbed the "third capital of Russia", as it is ranked third by the size of economy, culture, transportation and tourism.[15][16][17]