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Quick facts about Yekaterinburg

Area: more than 400,00 sq km
Location: The capital of Sverdlovskaya oblast, middle Urals, Russian Federation, Yekaterinburg is situated right on the border between Europe and Asia.
Geographic
coordinates:
56 49 N, 60 35 E
Population: approx 1,304,000 (2005 est.)
Foundation: 1723
Climate: Yekaterinburg is far away from Atlantics and close to Siberia, so the climate here is continental. In Yekaterinburg winters are cold and long, and summers are quite warm. The coldest month is January, when average temperature reaches -16 -17 C. The warmest month is July with the average temperature of 18 C.
UTC/GMT Offset: UTC/GMT + 5 hours
Area code: 3432
Major attractions: Ipatiev House, Cathedral on the Blood, Opera House, Europe-Asia border obelisk.
Popular attractions:The Church of Ascension, Black Tulip War Memorial, Museum of Hardstone Carving and Jewelry History, Church of All Saints - "Church on the Blood", Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts,