The city of Chelyabinsk is a Capital of the Chelyabinsk oblast - one of the largest industrial regions of Russia situated in the South Urals. Interestingly enough, one side of the region is located in Europe, while the other is in Asia. It is here, where the most known metallurgical plants are located. It is also a home to Zyuratkul and Taganay - some of the largest national parks in Russia with a well preserved ecosystem. The unique climate of the region, beautiful Lakes (there's over 3,000 water reservoirs with the purest water), picturesque landscapes, woods and healing springs is what attracts many Russian citizens, who come here for rest and recreational activities.
The city is located east of the Ural Mountains, 199 km south of Yekaterinburg. Chelyabinsk is located on the border of the Urals and Siberia, for which he received the name "Gateway to Siberia". Relief is slightly hilly town on the west, gradually descending to the east. Interesting fact, Chelyabinsk like Rome, Constantinople, Moscow, located on seven hills.
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City of Chelyabinsk is also a bustling metropolis with a population of over 1,000000 people. Until a short while ago it looked like a just another large industrial city. However, the recent years had brought about many changes. The city center with its historical buildings had been almost completely renovated. The unique monuments of architecture now days look quite modern, while still preserving the spirit of the days gone by.
Industrial, earthy, lacking high profile sights, like many other Russian cities in shocking despair beyond its main squares and streets, Chelyabinsk at the first glance looks to be a place best visited as a stopover, rather than a destination in itself. However, if you are doing the lakes and the cities of the region, spend some time in this often overlooked and underrated city to get a taste of the everyday life in the Urals.