Tyumen Region

Illustrative photo of the region
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Geography. The region is located in the south of Western Siberia. Territorially, the Tyumen Region borders the Arkhangelsk Region in the northwest, the Komi Republic in the west, the Sverdlovsk and Kurgan Regions in the southwest, the North Kazakhstan Region of Kazakhstan in the south, the Omsk and Tomsk Regions in the southeast, and the Krasnoyarsk Territory in the east and the northeast. The area of the region is 1,464,173 km².

Climate. The climate is continental. 

Average temperature

  • −25°С in the area of Tyumen … −47°С in the west in January
  • +4°С…+15°С in July


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Economics. The main industries are oil extraction, oil refining, mechanical engineering, gas extraction, and forest industry.


  • The total length of public highways in the Tyumen Region – 18,152.38 km, 1023,8 km of which are federal roads.
  • The main railway station of Tyumen connects the region now only with the regions of Russia but also with foreign countries.
  • Roshchino International Airport is located 13 km from Tyumen.

Tourist attractions

  • Tobolsk Kremlin was under construction for more than a century, starting from 1683. There are no other stone kremlins beyond the Urals. It was created at the insistence of the metropolitan authorities who sent the tried and trusted architects. All the buildings, starting from the walls, are made of white stone. The complex comprises the Sophia Assumption Cathedral, the merchant center, the monk’s building, the eparch’s house, the judicial council building, the bell tower, the consistory building, and other sites.
  • Ingala Valley is located in the south of the region where extensive archeological excavations were conducted. 177 mounds were discovered. They are visited by tourists. The finds date back to different epochs, from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. The Ingala resort house and spa hotel was built nearby in 2015.
  • Lake Solenoe became dead due to its high salinity, and that is why there are no fish in the lake. On the other hand, local mud helps treat gynecological and skin problems and musculoskeletal disorders. The water is also used for disease prevention.

The capital is the city of Tyumen, founded in 1586.


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Tyumen is the oldest city in Western Siberia that has preserved many cultural sites and architectural monuments. In 2018, it was ranked first among Russian cities with the highest living standards.

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