The City of Chelyabinsk:
Chelyabinsk is the major industrial, scientific, and cultural center of the southern Urals. The city is located on the eastern slope of the Ural Mountains (55°03'-55°19' north latitude, 61°08'-61°17' east longitude) along the banks of the Miass River and bordered by pine forests to the west and to the north.
The city is slightly hilly in the west, gradually descending to the east and sectioned by the Miass River Valley, lakes, and marshes. The Miass flows past the Shershni reservoir, which lies in the southwest of the city, and its' banks are lined by trees and shrubs. In addition to these bodies of water, Chelyabinsk is surrounded by three lakes: Pervoye to the northeast, and Smolino and Sineglazovo to the south.
As a result of Russian colonization of the southern Urals, Chelyabinsk first
appeared as a military fortress
Chelyabinsk is one of major industrial centers of Russia. Metal products
made here are well-known in all regions of the former Soviet Union. They
are purchased by about
There are seven institutions of higher education,
Chelyabinsk has five state and four municipal theaters, a philharmonic hall, an organ hall, a municipal jazz center, a modern art center, an art gallery, several museums, several local television and radio stations and nineteen movie theaters.
Chelyabinsk is a major transport junction. It is crossed by the railway line Moscow - Samara - Irkutsk - Vladivostok. Highways connect the city to the Central Ural Region, the Bashkir Autonomous Republic and Kazakstan.
The city's public transport system consists of trams
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