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Lipetsk Region






Time: Moscow Time Zone (MSK/MSD).
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Federal district: Central Federal District.
Capital: Lipetsk.
Main cities: Elets, Gryazi, Dankov, Lebedyan`, Usman`, Zadonsk.

GISMETEO: Weather forecast Lipetsk

Land and Resources: It is situated in the central part of the European territory of Russia on crossing of the major transport highways of the country, in 400 km on the south from Moscow. The Lipetsk region borders with Voronezh, Kursk, Oryol, Tula, Ryazan, Tambov regions. The region`s territory – 24.1 thousand sq km
Climate: The climate is moderately continental with moderately cold winter and warm summer. Average January temperature is -5,2°С; average July temperature is +19,1°С.
Transportation: The region has the developed transport infrastructure. The territory is crossed with three trunk-railways connecting Moscow with industrial centres of the south of Russia - Voronezh, Rostov, Northern Caucasus and Donbass, with the Volga region, and also with the western cities: Orel, Bryansk, Smolensk. The largest junctions are Elets and Gryazy. General extent of a railway network is over 800 km. The basic volume of cargo and passenger transportations is connected with South-East Railway. On a saturation of highways the area is one of the first ten regions of Russia. Modern automobile highways have connected Lipetsk with all adjacent regional centres, and also with lines of federal value: Moscow - Rostov, Moscow - Volgograd. Located in vicinities of Lipetsk the airport is capable to accept planes of any class. Gryazy is a crossroads of large railways from the north to the south and from the west to the east, providing access to the markets of the central and remote regions of Russia and the countries of the CIS. Public transport consists of buses, trolleybuses and trams.

Lipetsk is a cultural and resort centre of the region. Elets is an ancient city with a heroic history, rich spiritual and cultural traditions.
The name Lipetsk means "Linden city" and is cognate with Leipzig and Liepāja. In 1284, the city was destroyed by the Mongols.
Lipetsk is one of the oldest mud bath and balneological resorts in Russia (first opened in 1805). Peat mud and chalybeate hydrocarbonate calcic springs are used to treat patients. Sulphate and chloride sodium water is used for therapeutic baths and drinking. Lipetsk is also the birth place of Andrei Gheorghe, one of Romania`s best and most controversial radio and television figure.
Lipetsk is the home of the Lipetsk Polytechnic University, Lipetsk Teacher`s Training College, and some other colleges.
Near Lipetsk at Kuz`minskie Otverži, there is a 354.6 metres tall guyed mast for FM-/TV-broadcasting, which belongs to the tallest of its kind in Russia.
Music fountain on the Great Peter Square
Zadonsk is one of the monastery centres of Chernozem region, inextricably related with a name of prelate Tihon Zadonskiy.
The world`s first hyperboloid structure—the steel open-work lattice tower—is located in Polibino, Dankovsky District of Lipetsk Oblast. The hyperboloid tower was built and patented in 1896 by the famous Russian engineer and scientist Vladimir Shukhov. The hyperboloid structures were subsequently built by other architects, such as Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, and Oscar Niemeyer.
Near Lipetsk at Kuz`minskie Otverži, there is a 354.6 metres tall guyed mast for FM-/TV-broadcasting, which belongs to the tallest of its kind in Russia.

Музыкальный фонтан на Площади Петра Великого, г. Липецк

Musical fountain on Peter the Great`s Square of Lipetsk

Вознесенский собор, г. Елец

Voznesensky cathedral

Древне-Успенская церковь, г. Липецк

 Drevne-Uspensky church in Yelets

Вид на Соборную площадь, г. Липецк

the view of the Cathedral square

Заповедник Галичья Гора

Reserve Galichja Gora


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