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Ханты-Мансийск (Russian)
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Chekhova Street Khanty-Mansiysk.jpg
Chekhov Street
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Location of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in Russia
Khanty-Mansiysk is located in Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Location of Khanty-Mansiysk in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Coat of Arms of Khanty-Mansiysk.svg
Flag of Khanty-Mansiysk.svg
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of December 2009)
Federal subjectKhanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug[1]
Administratively subordinated totown of okrug significance of Khanty-Mansiysk[1]
Administrative center ofKhanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug,[citation needed] Khanty-Mansiysky District,[1] town of okrug significance of Khanty-Mansiysk[1]
Municipal status (as of December 2009)
Urban okrugKhanty-Mansiysk Urban Okrug[2]
Administrative center ofKhanty-Mansiysk Urban Okrug,[2] Khanty-Mansiysky Municipal District[2]
Mayor[3]Vasily Filipenko[3]
Population (2010 Census)80,151 inhabitants[4]
Rank in 2010207th
Time zoneYEKT (UTC+05:00)[5]
Founded1930[citation needed]
Town status since1950[citation needed]
Previous namesOstyako-Vogulsk (until 1940)[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[6]628000
Dialing code(s)+7 3467[citation needed]
Khanty-Mansiysk on Wikimedia Commons

Khanty-Mansiysk (Russian: Ха́нты-Манси́йск, lit. Khanty-Mansi Town; Khanty: Ёмвош, Yomvosh; Mansi: Абга, Abga) is a town and the administrative center of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia. It is located on the eastern bank of the Irtysh River, 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) from its confluence with the Ob, in the oil-rich region of Western Siberia. Khanty-Mansiysk is an independent city, but is the administrative center of Khanty-Mansiysky District.

Khanty-Mansiysk is one of the few administrative centers of a federal subject in Russia that is not the largest in the territory, with the city of Surgut being the largest in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. Population: 80,151 (2010 Census);[4] 53,953 (2002 Census);[7] 34,462 (1989 Census).[8]


It was founded in 1930 as a work settlement of Ostyako-Vogulsk (Остяко-Вогульск) after the obsolete names of Ostyaks and Voguls for the Khanty and Mansi peoples.[citation needed] In 1940, it was renamed Khanty-Mansiysk, and it was granted town status in 1950, merging with the village of Samarovo, known since the 16th century, along the way.[citation needed]


Khanty-Mansiysk experiences a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc). The climate is extreme, with temperatures as low as −49 °C (−56 °F) and as high as +34.5 °C (94.1 °F). On average, however, the region is very cold, with an average temperature of −1.1 °C (30.0 °F). Precipitation tends to be fairly low; 553 millimeters (21.8 in) per year, which is heavier in the summer than in the winter. The average wind speed is 2.4 meters per second (7.9 ft/s), and the average humidity is 77%.

Climate data for Khanty-Mansiysk
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 2.7
Average high °C (°F) −14.9
Daily mean °C (°F) −18.9
Average low °C (°F) −22.9
Record low °C (°F) −49
Average precipitation mm (inches) 32
Average rainy days 0.4 1 3 10 17 18 17 20 21 15 4 1 127.4
Average snowy days 27 25 20 15 7 1 0.03 0.1 3 16 25 27 166.13
Average relative humidity (%) 83 81 76 69 65 66 71 78 81 83 85 84 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 31 100 174 206 250 289 304 219 140 79 44 10 1,846
Source #1:[9]
Source #2: NOAA (sun only, 1961–1990)[10]

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Khanty-Mansiysk is the administrative center of the autonomous okrug[11][citation needed] and, within the framework of administrative divisions, it also serves as the administrative center of Khanty-Mansiysky District, even though it is not a part of it.[1] As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the town of okrug significance of Khanty-Mansiysk—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, the town of okrug significance of Khanty-Mansiysk is incorporated as Khanty-Mansiysk Urban Okrug.[2]


Today Khanty-Mansiysk is a flourishing town, which in recent years has received considerable foreign investment.[citation needed] For example, in 2007, the English architect Norman Foster signed an agreement to build a 280-meter (920 ft) high skyscraper in an attractive part of the town. When it is built, the Crystal Skyscraper will be one of the tallest buildings in Russia[needs update]. Besides this, the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat is planning to build a business complex in the town center.[citation needed]


MAZ-103 bus

Air travel is available at the Khanty-Mansiysk Airport, located just outside Khanty-Mansiysk inner city. The airline Utair has its head office on the property.[12]

A bridge crossing the Irtysh River was opened in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2004. The bridge consists of fourteen spans and has a total length of 1,315.9 meters (4,317 ft). Its main span is 231-meter (758 ft) long.

Khanty-Mansiysk is connected to the main road network by two roads, one from the west from Perm and Yekaterinburg, and one from the south from Tyumen. There is also a road from the east from Surgut.


Khanty-Mansiysk is a skiing and alpine skiing center of global importance. Biathlon World Cup competitions are annually held in the city, and tourism infrastructure has been developed here quite well. The city was the venue of the 2003 and 2011 Biathlon World Championships, and in 2005 the first Mixed Biathlon Relay Championships took place here, and again in 2010. The 2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships where skiers with a physical disability compete, took place in Khanty-Mansiysk in March–April 2011 as well.

Khanty-Mansiysk is home to 2015 Winter Deaflympics.[13]

Fifteen hotels offer their services to tourists since 2005. All of them are fully booked during Biathlon World Cups, regional and All-Russia conferences, etc., so it is practically impossible to book a room in a hotel during these events. In 2007 during the Biathlon World Cup Final 65,000 tourists visited the Nordic Ski Centre in Khanty-Mansiysk, which is equal to the overall population of Khanty-Mansiysk.

Khanty-Mansiysk is home to HC Yugra of the Kontinental Hockey League.

The city includes the Ugra Chess Academy, which has been the venue of the 2010 Chess Olympiad and the Women's World Chess Championship 2012. In 2010, the Olympic Hotel was built just to house the players in the Olympiad. It also hosted the 2005 Chess World Cup, the 2007 Chess World Cup, the 2009 Chess World Cup and the 2011 Chess World Cup. It hosted the World Rapid and Blitz Championship in 2013 and the 2014 Candidates Tournament. In May 2015, the FIDE Grand Prix tournament was held here. The FIDE Women's World Championship will be held here on November 2–23, 2018. It will include 64 chess players from 28 countries.

Partnership cities[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Law #43-oz
  2. ^ a b c d Law #63-oz
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ a b ‹See Tfd›Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года [2010 All-Russia Population Census] (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service.
  5. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  6. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  7. ^ ‹See Tfd›Russian Federal State Statistics Service (21 May 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian).
  8. ^ ‹See Tfd›"Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров" [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. 1989 – via Demoscope Weekly.
  9. ^ "" (in Russian). Weather and Climate. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  10. ^ "Climate Normals for Hanty-Mansijsk". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  11. ^ Bell, Imogen, ed. (2003) [1999]. The Territories of the Russian Federation. United Kingdom: Europa Publications Limited. p. 288. ISBN 1-85743-191X.
  12. ^ "2010 Annual Report." (Archive) UTair Aviation. 58. Retrieved on 27 February 2012. "Airport, Khanti-Mansiysk, Tyumen region, 628012 Russian Federation". – Russian (Archive): "628012, Российская Федерация, город Ханты-Мансийск, аэропорт"
  13. ^ "Games | Deaflympics". Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  14. ^ "Partner cities". Yerevan Municipal Government. Retrieved 2018-04-18.


  • Дума Ханты-Мансийского автономного округа — Югры. Закон №43-оз от 7 июля 2004 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Ханты-Мансийского автономного округа — Югры и порядке его изменения», в ред. Закона №129-оз от 9 декабря 2015 г. «Об изменениях административно-территориального устройства Ханты-Мансийского автономного округа — Югры и о внесении изменений в отдельные Законы Ханты-Мансийского автономного округа — Югры». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Новости Югры", №83, 17 июля 2004 г. (Duma of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra. Law #43-oz of July 7, 2004 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra and on the Procedures for Its Change, as amended by the Law #129-oz of December 9, 2015 On the Changes to the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra and on Amending Various Laws of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra. Effective as of the day which after ten days after the official publication date.).
  • Дума Ханты-Мансийского автономного округа — Югры. Закон №63-оз от 25 ноября 2004 г. «О статусе и границах муниципальных образований Ханты-Мансийского автономного округа — Югры», в ред. Закона №129-оз от 9 декабря 2015 г. «Об изменениях административно-территориального устройства Ханты-Мансийского автономного округа — Югры и о внесении изменений в отдельные Законы Ханты-Мансийского автономного округа — Югры». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней со дня официального опубликования и до 1 января 2006 года применяется в целях реализации статей 84, 85 Федерального закона от 06.10.2003 №131-ФЗ. Опубликован: "Новости Югры", №143, 7 декабря 2004 г. (Duma of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra. Law #63-oz of November 25, 2004 On the Status and Borders of the Municipal Formations of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra, as amended by the Law #129-oz of December 9, 2015 On the Changes to the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra and on Amending Various Laws of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra. Effective as of the day which after ten days after the official publication date; also in effect until January 1, 2006 in order to meet the requirements of Articles 84, 85 of the Federal Law #131-FZ of October 6, 2003.).

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