Where is Abakan?

Andrey Kim
Andrey Kim
April 2, 2015
Where is Abakan?

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Abakan is a Russian city, the capital of the Republic of Khakassia. The city is very young, formed only in 1931. Today it covers an area of ​​112 km2The population is 173 thousand people. And where is the Abakan? Abakan is located at the mouth of the river Abakan of the same name, which flows into the Yenisei; in the central part of the Khakass-Minusinsk hollow.

The distance from Moscow to Abakan is 3390 km, and, of course, the time zone of the latter is different from the capital. The time in Abakan is 4 hours ahead of Moscow and 7 hours UTC (World Coordination Time).

The nearest major city to Abakan is Krasnoyarsk, the distance between the cities is 270 km, Abakan and Krasnoyarsk live in the same time zone.


The climate in Abakan is sharply continental: the winter is long and rather severe, the summers are warm, the days are rarely hot. Winter comes to Abakan early - at the end of October, and leaves only in the second half of April.


About 100 nationalities live in Abakan, the majority (60%) are Russians, 30% are Khakas, 10% are other nations.The city is developing dynamically - the birth rate is rising, mortality rates are low, there are many long-livers in Abakan. But in general, the city is young, the average male age is 39 years old, the female is 34 years old.

Abakan is rich in sights. In the first place, of course, are unique for our country parks of topiary art ("Gardens of Dreams" in Preobrazhensky Park, "Inspiration" in Victory Park) - art in which people give fantastic forms to bushes and trees. The city is also rich in unusual monuments that can be seen in any park.

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