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Area: 217,800 sq km (territory of Buryatia)
Location: Ulan-Ude is situated at the junction of two rivers (Uda and Selenga) between two mountain ranges: Khamar-Daban and Ulan-Burgasy. Ulan-Ude is an important commercial and industrial center of Eastern Siberia, located on the 5,640th kilometer of the Trans-Siberian railway.
51 50 N, 107 50 E
Population: approx 353,000 (2005 est.)
Foundation: 1666
Climate: The climate is contrast, as it's hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. The average temperature in January (the coldest month) is -27 C, in August (the warmest month) +22 C.
UTC/GMT Offset: UTC/GMT + 8 hours
Area code: 3012
Major attractions: Buddhist Datsan, Ethnographic Museum, the History and Nature Museums. The lake Baikal is 250 kilometers away from Ulan-Ude.
Popular attractions:Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Buryatia History Museum,