Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Updated : 2019-02-14Source : CCFAO

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Updated : 2019-02-14Source : CCFAO
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December 1, 2014

Changchun and Krasnoyarsk Established Sister City Relationship

[City Profile]

Krasnoyarsk City is the seat of the Krasnoyarskiy Kray Government of Russia. It is located in the central Siberia, at the intersection of the Siberian Railway and the Yenisei River. It covers an area of ​​348 square kilometers with a population of 1.08 million (2017). It has 7 districts and is the largest city in Eastern Siberia.

Located in the very center of Russia, Krasnoyarsk is at the intersection of intercontinental land, water and air routes. It is the largest transportation hub connecting Europe with Asia Pacific, North America with South Asia, and North Atlantic with North Pacific regions. It is the gateway to the world in Russia's Central Siberia. Its advantaged geographical location has laid the foundation for urban development, making it an important city in Russia's politics, education, culture and industry. According to the think tank McKinsey Global Institute, by 2025, Krasnoyarsk will be one of the five Russian cities listed as the world's top 600 cities. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Krasnoyarsk plays a pivotal role in the development of the Far East and Siberia region. For a long time to come, it will become increasingly prominent in Russia.


 [Resources and Industries]

Krasnoyarsk is rich in mineral resources such as coal, iron, copper, nickel, cobalt, gold and bauxite, as well as forest. In addition to traditional industries like metallurgy, energy, automobile manufacturing, in recent years, industries like construction, service, insurance, science and technology have developed rapidly, attracting a large amount of foreign investment.

The city has strong scientific and educational strength with its 358 public education institutions. Among the 20 colleges and universities in the city, many are famous in the country. In the 2012 Russian University Rankings, the Siberia Federal University ranked 10th and the Russian National Humanities University ranked 26th.

The city's cultural industry is flourishing and cultural institutions are complete, with its own orchestra, ballet and opera groups.

The city's sports are also among the best in Russian cities, and the athletes trained here are frequent prize winners of Olympic Games. The 2019 Winter Universiade will be held here.