Orenburg

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Orenburg (Russian: Оренбу́рг, Kazakh: Орынбор) pronounced [ɐrʲɪnˈburk]), formerly known as Chkalov (1938–1957), is the administrative center of Orenburg Oblast, Russia. It lies on the Ural River, 1,478 kilometers (918 mi) southeast of Moscow. Orenburg is also very close to the border with Kazakhstan.

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Orenburg
Оренбург
Clockwise from top: City Hall, Nikolsky Orthodox cathedral, Ural River Embankment, Ramazan Mosque, City skyline from Tchkalova street, Pedestrian bridge over Ural River, Monument to Orenburg cossacks
Location of Orenburg
Orenburg
Location of Orenburg
Orenburg
Orenburg (European Russia)
Orenburg
Orenburg (Russia)
Coordinates: 51°47′N 55°06′E
CountryRussia
Federal subjectOrenburg Oblast[1]
Founded1743[2]
Government
  BodyCity Duma
  HeadSergey Salmin[3]
Area
  Total259 km2 (100 sq mi)
Elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Population
  Total548,331
  Estimate 
(2018)[6]
564,773 (+3%)
  Rank28th in 2010
  Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
  Subordinated toCity of Orenburg[1]
  Capital ofOrenburg Oblast[1], Orenburgsky District[7]
  Urban okrugOrenburg Urban Okrug[8]
  Capital ofOrenburg Urban Okrug, Orenburgsky Municipal District
Time zoneUTC+5 (MSK+2 [9])
Postal code(s)[10]
460000
Dialing code(s)+7 3532
OKTMO ID53701000001
Websiteorenburg.ru
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