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Orenburg is a city on the Ural River. Population: 542,700 (2005 est.).

The colonists originally founded a settlement in 1735 at the confluence of the Ural River with the Or River. The town's name meant "fortress near the Or," as Burg is German for fortress.

The famous Russian writer Alexander Pushkin visited Orenburg in 1833 during a research trip for his books "The History of Pugachev" and his famous novel "The Captain's Daughter".
From 1938 to 1957, the city bore the name Chkalov (after the test pilot Valery Chkalov)

Mountain and river tourism is developed in the region. There are a number of fast mountain rivers and rocks in pleated spurs of the southern edge of the Urals range, popular with tourists.

Recent city comments:

  • Место, где раньше стояли Ту-104 и колесо обозрения, дмитрий семеняк (guest) wrote 10 years ago:
    в 1987 я смотрел в ту 134 мультфильмы ну погоди и катался на колесе обозрения было супер
  • Фонтаны на реке Урал, nikkun wrote 10 years ago:
    Наверное, имеется ввиду аэрофотоснимок.
  • Фонтаны на реке Урал, Vladimer wrote 10 years ago:
    На дне, как и фонтаны:-)
  • Фонтаны на реке Урал, on (guest) wrote 11 years ago:
    а где фотография?
  • Место, где раньше стояли Ту-104 и колесо обозрения, Olympia driver (guest) wrote 12 years ago:
    Фото Ту-104 с этого места
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