Cities of Irkutsk region: list, population, interesting facts
Irkutsk region is the fifth in areathe subject in the Russian Federation and the twenty-first by population, which certainly makes it one of the most significant territorial elements of the country. In this article you will find information about the cities of the Irkutsk region. The list that is submitted is incomplete and contains information only about the largest or most significant cities. The list is rather short, therefore only a short information bulletin is presented.
Large cities of Irkutsk region: list
The head of the list, of course, is the regional center -Irkutsk city. The number of its population is (according to official figures for 2017) about 623 thousand people and continues to grow. By the way, this is one of the few cities in the region where the population is increasing. It is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Siberia, it was founded in 1661. The basis of the economy is energy, trade, manufacturing and food industry.
The next city of Irkutsk region in the list ofThe population is Bratsk, where today about 230 thousand people live. Bratsk was founded in 1955 and has since become a city. It is a large industrial and transport center. But despite this, the city continues to experience an outflow of population.
The third largest city in the region is theAngarsk (226 thousand inhabitants). This city was founded in 1948 and became a symbol of the revival of both the region itself and the entire country after the Second World War. The basis of the city's economy is the chemical and oil industry. As in Bratsk, the population of Angarsk continues to decline.
Other cities of Irkutsk region: list
The majority of the region's population lives incities, although large among them a little. There are several quite significant cities in the Irkutsk region. In the list of the population, they did not enter because of their small size.
These cities include:
- Ust-Ilimsk (82 thousand inhabitants);
- Usolye-Sibirskoe (77 000);
- Cheremkhovo (51,000);
- Shelekhov (47,000).
Of course, this is far from all the cities of the region, but theyare of great importance for its economy, culture. Shelekhov is also one of the few cities in the Irkutsk region, where there is an increase in population (with a general tendency to decline). This is due to its territorial proximity to Irkutsk.
Among small towns, where the number of residents is less than 50 thousand, we can distinguish:
- Sayansk (38 000). A young, modern city, whose economy is based on the chemical and food industries.
- Slyudyanka (18 000). A small city, which, however, is a major railway junction. The basis of the economy is the extractive industry, transport and fisheries.
- Tulun (41,000). This city of the Irkutsk region entered the list because it is one of the largest centers of the forest industry.
- Taishet (33,000). Aluminum is produced in this city, and it is also one of the largest railway junctions in the region.
- Bodaibo (13,000). This small city is located in the distance from the regional center and is a major center of gold mining, energy and food industry.
Irkutsk region is not without reason considered as a depositoryminerals, and Irkutsk itself for a long time rightfully had the status of the center of all Eastern Siberia. Today the city has lost this position to Krasnoyarsk, but it is still a significant cultural, economic, commercial, transport and educational center of the region.
The city is rapidly growing and developing, sothe size of the population has increased quite strongly in recent years. This is mainly due to visitors from other regions of the region. Within the agglomeration of Irkutsk today there are more than 1.1 million inhabitants.