Where is Ekaterinburg in Russia?
Where is Ekaterinburg?
Ans. Ekaterinburg of Russia is located in the middle part of the mainland Eurasia. Eurasia is the biggest mainland on the Earth, with the total area of 53 893 sq km. It comprises two parts of the world – Europe and Asia. The border between Europe and Asia stretches along the Ural Mountains.
Ekaterinburg lies exactly on the Europe and Asia border, on the natural watershed. Ekaterinburg is 1667 km distant from Moscow and 2299 km from Saint Petersburg.
Ekaterinburg is not located in Siberia, as many people think. Ekaterinburg city belongs to the Ural Federal District which borders with the Siberian Federal District. The main cities of Siberia are Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Tomsk and others. For example, Ekaterinburg is located 3375 km from Irkutsk. Thus Ekaterinburg is a long way from Siberia. Though, it is connected with Siberia by famous Tran-Siberian railway.
Trans-Siberian railway connects Moscow, cities of the Urals and Siberian Federal Districts with the Far East. Thus, travelers from Moscow and other cities can get Ekaterinburg by train or by air. Besides a railway station, there is an international airport with HUB-status named "Koltsovo".