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Ulan-Ude (English)
Улан-Удэ (Russian)
Улаан Үдэ (Buryat)
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Ulan-Ude City Center
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Coat of arms
City Day September's first Saturday
Administrative status (as of May 2010)
Country Russia
Federal subject Republic of Buryatia
Administratively subordinated to city of republic significance of Ulan-Ude
Capital of Republic of Buryatia
Administrative center of city of republic significance of Ulan-Ude
Municipal status (as of October 2011)
Urban okrug Ulan-Ude Urban Okrug
Administrative center of Ulan-Ude Urban Okrug
Mayor[1] Alexander Golkov[1]
Representative body City Council of Deputies[1]
Area 347.6 km2 (134.2 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census,
404,426 inhabitants[2]
Rank in 2010 45th
Density 1,163/km2 (3,012/sq mi)[3]
Time zone IRKT (UTC+09:00)
Founded 1666
City status since 1775
Previous names Udinsk (until 1783),
Verkhneudinsk (until July 27, 1934)
Postal code(s) 6700xx
Dialing code(s) +7 3012
Official website

Ulan-Ude (Russian:Ула́н-Удэ́; Buryat: Улаан-Үдэ), formerly Verkhneudinsk (Верхнеу́динск), the capital city of the Buryat Republic, Russia. The city is located about 100 km south-east of Lake Baikal. It sits at the foot of the Khamar-Daban and Khrebet Ulan-Burgasy mountain ranges, next to the confluence of the Selenga River and its tributary, the Uda. The city is divided into two parts by the Uda. Population 359,391 (2002 Census); 352,530 (1989 Census). It is the third largest city in East Siberia. It is served by Ulan-Ude Airport (Mukhino) as well as the smaller Ulan-Ude Vostochny Airport.

Ulan-Ude was founded in 1666 by the Russian Cossacks. Due to its geographical position, the city grew rapidly and became a large trade centre which connected Russia with China and Mongolia. There are old merchants' mansions richly decorated with wood and stone carving in the historical center of Ulan-Ude, along the river banks. They represent beautiful examples of Russian classicism. There is also a large and highly unusual head of Lenin in the central square.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Baikal24".
  2. "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1[[Category:Articles containing Russian-language text]]" [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. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  3. The value of density was calculated automatically by dividing the 2010 Census population by the area specified in the infobox. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox does not necessarily correspond to the area of the entity proper or is reported for the same year as the population.

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