Located in the middle of the Eurasian continent Yekaterinburg is the most important centre of the Ural Federal District. Yekaterinburg lies on the eastern side of the Ural Mountains by the Iset River. It is located 1,667 kilometres south-east from Moscow and about 1000 kilometres north-east of Novosibirsk. Considering its population, Yekaterinburg is surprisingly compact and easy to get around in. However, traffic in the streets can be really bad, so it will almost always be quicker to use the good tram network or the only underground line rather than a car or bus.
As of 2018, Yekaterinburg had an estimated population of around 1.5 million.
Yekaterinburg time zone:
Yekaterinburg uses Yekaterinburg Standard Time which is approximately 5 hours ahead of the UK (GMT +5)
Approximate distance from Yekaterinburg to other major cities:
Yekaterinburg is well placed to travel to many of Russia's major cities and is located next to the border of Kazakhstan.
Yekaterinburg to Moscow: 1787km
Yekaterinburg to St Petersburg: 2225km
Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk: 1600km
Yekaterinburg to Almaty, Kazakhstan: 2385km