If on your next trip to Russia you plan to visit the city of Yekaterinburg, we have some interesting facts to share.
Many people on their trip to Russia are only limited to Moscow and St. Petersburg, but this huge country has many other interesting cities, with a cultural and historical wealth that you must experience if you really want to know Russia.
So if Yekaterinburg has crossed your mind, we bring some interesting facts that will convince you.
Interesting facts about the City of Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg geographical location
This is an interesting city from its geographical location, because it is a natural border between two continents, Europe and Asia.
This is where the Europe - Asia monument is located, where tourists can have one foot in Europe and another in Asia at the same time.
It is the fourth largest city in Russia
Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723 and basically it was a mining city, but it has been growing not only at the population level, but also at the level of economy and transportation systems.
Elaterinburg, a city with a woman's name
The name of the city was assigned to him by the Emperor Peter the Great, in honor of his wife Catalina (Yekaterina). But it would change between 1924 and 1991 by Sverdlovsk, in honor to the Soviet politician Yákov Sverdlov, resuming then its original name.
The mystery of the car of Chelyabinsk
Chelyabinsk is another city in Russia, very small, which became very famous in 2013 due to the fact that it was the scene of a large meteoric event.
A meteorite flew over the city of Chelyabinsk overflew the city and exploded about 20.000 meters high generating an energy of 500 Kilotons (30 times the Hiroshima nuclear bomb).
The reason why this fact is related to the city of Yekaterinburg is because the meteorite also passed by and was about to hit that place.
Yekaterinburg, a good place to study in Russia
If you are interested in studying in Russia, this is a very good city, because it has a great academic development.
In Yekaterinburg, around 30 universities (public and private) come together, granting degrees to approximately 140 thousand students a year.
The end of the Russian Tsars
Yekaterinburg was the last place where the last Russian emperor lived because there ended the life of the Romanov family. And the place where they were murdered is now an Orthodox temple to which thousands of visitors come every year to pay homage to the "Martyrs of the imperial family".
Yekaterinburg has the first monument to a fictional character
In this city a monument to the actor was built Guena Bukin, known for his leading role in the TV series "Casado con Hijos" (in English) Married with Childrens), which had a great impact on Russia. The actor was honored with this monument because he lived a simple life in a small house on Calle Váiner, despite his success.
We hope that these data give you a better idea of how is life in the city of Yekaterinburg and make it a desired destination for your next trip to Russia.
In addition, you are one step away from Asia, so you can also visit that continent.