Located on the famous Trans-Siberian train route, Ulan-Ude has been a city of strategic importance to the Russian Federation for centuries and now acts as a principle half-way destination for tourists travelling the Trans-Siberian. The city has a growing population of around 430,000 people made up from many ethnic backgrounds with around 62% Russian, 32% Buryat, 0.5% Tartar and others.
Ulan-Ude physical geography
Ulan-Ude is approximately 2000 feet above sea level and is located at the foot of the Khamar Daban mountain range. The Selenga River and tributary, the Uda divide the city.
Ulan-Ude time zone:
Ulan-Ude uses Irkutsk Standard Time which is GMT +8.
Approximate distance from Ulan-Ude to other places of interest:
Ulan-Ude to Lake Baikal: 200km.
Ulan-Ude to Ulan Bator: 600km.
Ulan-Ude to Vladivostok: 3480km.
Ulan-Ude to Moscow: 5655km.