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SiberiaSiberia can be originally divided into two zones: Western Siberia and Eastern Siberia. Western Siberia - Tyumen Region, Altai, Kemerovo Region. Eastern Siberia - Taimyr District, Tunguska Areas, Yakutia, Transbaikalia, Irkutsk Region и Republic of Buryatia.

Lake BaikalLake Baikal - is a lake in Eastern Siberia, the maximum depth is more than 1600 metres, the length of Lake Baikal is 636 km, the width is from 25 to 80 km. There is the Olkhon island near the northwest shore of lake Baikal. Olkhon is the heart of ancient stories and historical legendaries.

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Ust-Kut Settlements / Settlements of Irkutsk Region / 5 августа 2009

Ust-Kut Ust-Kut is a town of region subordination and the centre of the Ust-Kutsky District of Irkutsk Region.
Foundation of Ust-Kut: in 1631; town status in 1954.

Geographic Coordinates of Ust-Kut: 56° 46' N, 105° 40' E, located on the Leno-Angarsk Plateau, near the inflow of the Kut River into the Lena River.

Zone Standard Time: MSD (Moscow Daylight Time) +5 hours

Total Area of Ust-Kut: 56 km2.
Population of Ust-Kut: 21 300. (1959); 61 100 (1989); 59 600 (1998); 46 600 (2006).
Renamings: no.
Average temperatures: January -25, July +17.

Culture and Museums of Ust-Kut

The local history museum.

Architecture and Tourist Attractions of Ust-Kut

The similarly-named balneo-mud resort, a pensionate, health resorts and the balneary are located 3 km from Ust-Kut. Mineral springs were opened by the Russian pathfinder Y.P. Khabarov in the seventeenth century and have been medicinally used since 1908. The resort was founded in 1925.

History of Ust-Kut

The town was founded in 1631 by Siberian Cossack ataman Ivan Galkin, who built the Ust-Kut ostrog (fort) near the mouth of the Kuta River. The town's name means 'mouth of the river Kuta' in Russian, with the name Kuta coming from an Evenk word meaning peat bog. The ostrog's military importance declined in the latter half of the 17th century, however the settlement was increasingly important as a river port, becoming one of the main starting points for trade along the Lena. Ust-Kut was given town status in 1954, with the merger of the original settlement of Ust-Kut and the river port suburb of Osetrovo.


Map of Ust-Kut and Neighborhood, scale 1:200000 (2 km to 1 cm).Link

Ust-Kut Map of Irkutsk Region
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Other Settlements in Eastern Siberia and Irkutsk region:

  • Usolye-Sibirskoye Settlements of Irkutsk Region
  • Cheremkhovo Settlements of Irkutsk Region
  • Zima Settlements of Irkutsk Region

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