Novy Urengoy

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Novy Urengoy
Новый Уренгой (Russian)
-  City[1]  -
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Counter-clockwise: Central Square, Leningradsky Avenue, Lake Molodezhnoe, Gubkina Avenue, Epiphany Cathedral
Map of Russia - Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (2008-03).svg
Location of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Russia
Novy Urengoy is located in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Novy Urengoy
Novy Urengoy
Location of Novy Urengoy in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
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Flag of Novy Urengoy (Yamal Nenetsia).svg
Coat of arms
Administrative status (as of September 2009)
Federal subjectYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug[1]
Administratively subordinated tocity of okrug significance of Novy Urengoy[1]
Administrative center ofcity of okrug significance of Novy Urengoy[1]
Municipal status (as of December 2004)
Urban okrugNovy Urengoy Urban Okrug[2]
Administrative center ofNovy Urengoy Urban Okrug[2]
Head[citation needed]Ivan Kostogriz[citation needed]
Population (2010 Census)104,107 inhabitants[3]
Rank in 2010155th
Time zoneYEKT (UTC+05:00)[4]
Founded1975[citation needed]
City status since1980[citation needed]
Dialing code(s)+7 3494[citation needed]
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Novy Urengoy (Russian: Но́вый Уренго́й) is a city in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Population: 104,107 (2010 Census);[3] 94,456 (2002 Census);[5] 93,235 (1989 Census).[6] It is the second largest city in the autonomous okrug after Noyabrsk.[3]


North Districts of Novy Urengoy
Postage stamp issued by the Russian Post in 2009 depicting the city

It was founded in 1975 after the discovery of the Urengoy gas field, one of the largest in Russia.[citation needed] Town status was granted to it in 1980.[citation needed]

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as the city of okrug significance of Novy Urengoy—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, the city of okrug significance of Novy Urengoy is incorporated as Novy Urengoy Urban Okrug.[2]


Novy Urengoy has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc). Winters are severely cold and long with average temperatures from −30 °C (−22 °F) to −22 °C (−8 °F) in January, while summers are mild and brief with average temperatures from +10 °C (50 °F) to +18 °C (64 °F) in July. Precipitation is moderate, and is somewhat higher in summer than at other times of the year.

Climate data for Novy Urengoy
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −22
Average low °C (°F) −30
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27
Source: World Climate Guide[7]


A major industry of the city is oil and gas production, with one of the largest gas fields in the world in the area and substantial prospects for further exploration. Government owned company Gazprom is the main local employer.


The city is situated on the Tyumen–Novy Urengoy railway line. Traveling north from Tyumen, Novy Urengoy is the last station of significance. Noyabrsk is the previous station of significance.

Novy Urengoy is along the Salekhard–Igarka Railway, "Dead Road ". Extending from Novy Urengoy to Stary Nadym is one section of the Railway of Death that is used as an important freight railway.

The city is served by the Novy Urengoy Airport.


Fakel is a men's volleyball team competing in the Russian Volleyball Super League and playing at the Gazodobytchik Sports Center. In the 2008-09 season they finished third in the competition, behind Zenit Kazan and Iskra Odintsovo.



  1. ^ a b c d e Law #42-ZAO
  2. ^ a b c Law #102-ZAO
  3. ^ a b c 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.
  4. ^ 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.).
  5. ^ 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).
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ World Climate Guide - Novyy Urengoy — [1]. Retrieved 19 November 2012.


  • Государственная Дума Ямало-Ненецкого автономного округа. Закон №42-ЗАО от 6 октября 2006 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Ямало-Ненецкого автономного округа», в ред. Закона №123-ЗАО от 6 декабря 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в некоторые Законы Ямало-Ненецкого автономного округа в части изменения вида населённого пункт Тазовский путём отнесения его к сельским пунктам и наделении муниципального образования посёлок Тазовский статусом сельского поселения». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Красный Север", №119, 13 октября 2006 г. (State Duma of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Law #42-ZAO of October 6, 2006 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, as amended by the Law #123-ZAO of December 6, 2012 On Amending Various Laws of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Due to Changing the Status of the Inhabited Locality of Tazovsky to a Rural Locality and on Granting the Municipal Formation of the Settlement of Tazovsky the Status of a Rural Settlement. Effective as of the day upon expiration of ten days from the official publication date.).
  • Государственная Дума Ямало-Ненецкого автономного округа. Закон №102-ЗАО от 16 декабря 2004 г. «О наделении статусом, определении административного центра и установлении границ муниципального образования город Новый Уренгой», в ред. Закона №102-ЗАО от 31 октября 2012 г. «О внесении изменения в Закон Ямало-Ненецкого автономного округа "О наделении статусом, определении административного центра и установлении границ муниципального образования город Новый Уренгой"». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Красный Север", спецвыпуск №4, 27 января 2005 г. (State Duma of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Law #102-ZAO of December 16, 2004 On Granting the Status, Determining the Administrative Center, and Establishing the Borders of the Municipal Formation of the City of Novy Urengoy, as amended by the Law #102-ZAO of October 31, 2012 On Amending the Law of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug "On Granting the Status, Determining the Administrative Center, and Establishing the Borders of the Municipal Formation of the City of Novy Urengoy". Effective as of the day of the official publication.).

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