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Quick facts about Irkutsk

Area: 767,00 sq km
Location: Located on the Irkutsk-Cheremhovskaya Plain where the Irkut River flows into the Angara, 66 km south-west from the Lake Baikal.
52 18 N, 104 15 E
Population: approx 592,400 (2005 est.)
Foundation: 1686 (Irkutsk received a city status).
Climate: The climate is continental. The average temperature in January -15 C, in July +19 C.
UTC/GMT Offset: UTC/GMT + 8 hours
Area code: 3952
Major attractions: Lake Baikal, Irkutsk Museum.
Popular attractions:Baikal Lake, Taltsi Museum of Architecture and Ethnography, Baikal Limnological Museum , Cherskiy Peak, Decembrists Museum,