Ukhta

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Ukhta
Ухта
Other transcription(s)
 • KomiУква
View of Ukhta from Vetlosyan
View of Ukhta from Vetlosyan
Coat of arms of Ukhta
Location of Ukhta
Ukhta is located in Russia
Ukhta
Ukhta
Location of Ukhta
Ukhta is located in Komi Republic
Ukhta
Ukhta
Ukhta (Komi Republic)
Coordinates: 63°34′N 53°42′E / 63.567°N 53.700°E / 63.567; 53.700Coordinates: 63°34′N 53°42′E / 63.567°N 53.700°E / 63.567; 53.700
CountryRussia
Federal subjectKomi Republic[1]
Founded1929
Town status since1943
Government
 • MayorGrigory Konenkov
Area
 • Total13,200 km2 (5,100 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 • Total99,591
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
97,087 (−2.5%)
 • Rank166th in 2010
 • Density7.5/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Subordinated totown of republic significance of Ukhta[1]
 • Capital oftown of republic significance of Ukhta[1]
 • Urban okrugUkhta Urban Okrug[4]
 • Capital ofUkhta Urban Okrug[4]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[5])
Postal code(s)[6]
169300
Dialing code(s)+7 8216[7]
OKTMO ID87725000001
Websitemouhta.ru

Ukhta (Russian: Ухта́; Komi: Уква, Ukva) is an important industrial town in the Komi Republic, Russia. It was known as Chibyu before 1939.

History[change | change source]

Ukhta was founded in 1929 as an oil drilling village. It was given town status in 1943. As well as a link to the Pechora Railway, Ukhta has a small airport. The town was used in the gulag in the 1940s and 1950s by the Soviet Union.

Economy[change | change source]

Ukhta is located in the Timan-Pechora Basin, a major oil and gas-producing region in the Komi Republic. Its oilfields are located to the south of the town. Most of the town's oil is refined in oil refineries in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, although some is refined locally.

Climate[change | change source]

Ukhta has a subarctic climate (Köppen: Dfc) with long, cold winters and short, warm summers. Winters in Ukhta are less extreme compared to areas at a similar latitude in Siberia, although still very cold from a European point of view.

Climate data for Ukhta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 2.5
(36.5)
3.0
(37.4)
13.0
(55.4)
23.8
(74.8)
30.1
(86.2)
33.5
(92.3)
35.2
(95.4)
32.5
(90.5)
27.4
(81.3)
20.0
(68.0)
8.2
(46.8)
3.6
(38.5)
35.2
(95.4)
Average high °C (°F) −13.1
(8.4)
−10.9
(12.4)
−2.4
(27.7)
4.6
(40.3)
12.0
(53.6)
19.0
(66.2)
22.1
(71.8)
17.3
(63.1)
10.7
(51.3)
2.8
(37.0)
−6.0
(21.2)
−10.6
(12.9)
3.8
(38.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.5
(2.3)
−14.7
(5.5)
−6.8
(19.8)
−0.5
(31.1)
6.3
(43.3)
13.3
(55.9)
16.5
(61.7)
12.4
(54.3)
6.9
(44.4)
0.4
(32.7)
−8.9
(16.0)
−13.8
(7.2)
−0.5
(31.1)
Average low °C (°F) −20.0
(−4.0)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−10.9
(12.4)
−5.0
(23.0)
1.5
(34.7)
8.2
(46.8)
11.6
(52.9)
8.4
(47.1)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
−11.3
(11.7)
−17.2
(1.0)
−4.2
(24.4)
Record low °C (°F) −48.5
(−55.3)
−43.9
(−47.0)
−39.2
(−38.6)
−28.4
(−19.1)
−16.9
(1.6)
−4.2
(24.4)
−0.4
(31.3)
−3.9
(25.0)
−8.8
(16.2)
−26.4
(−15.5)
−37.8
(−36.0)
−49.0
(−56.2)
−49.0
(−56.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 32
(1.3)
26
(1.0)
29
(1.1)
28
(1.1)
44
(1.7)
66
(2.6)
71
(2.8)
69
(2.7)
54
(2.1)
55
(2.2)
40
(1.6)
39
(1.5)
553
(21.8)
Source: Weatherbase[8]

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Law #16-RZ
  2. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1 [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  3. "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Law #11-RZ
  5. "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). 3 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  6. Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  7. "dialing codes ref".
  8. "Ukhta, Russia Travel Weather Averages". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on February 19, 2013.