Abakan city, Russia

The capital city of Khakassia republic.

Abakan overview

Abakan is a city in Russia, the capital of Khakassia Republic, standing on the rivers Abakan and Yenisei, located about 3390 km to the east of Moscow and 400 km to the south of Krasnoyarsk.

City Day is celebrated in the penultimate Saturday of August. It has a continental climate, to minus 47 degrees Celsius in winter, and up to plus 40 degrees Celsius in summer.

Abakan population - 176,200 (2015), the area - 112 sq. km.

The phone code - +7 3902, the postal codes - 655000-655018.

Abakan city flag

Abakan city flag

Abakan city coat of arms

Abakan city coat of arms

Abakan city map, Russia

Abakan city map of Russia

Abakan history

Near the Abakan River, there were settlements since the Bronze Age, in the 1st century B.C. the so called “palace of Li Lin” was built. In 1780, Ust-Abakanskoye village appeared there, which, in the 19th century, became the center of Kachin Steppe Duma - the institution of Khakass self-government.

In 1925, the settlement was renamed to Khakassk. In 1929, a new part of the town was built which later was united with Ust-Abakanskoye. In 1931, the town received its current name - Abakan.

Since 1930, the town was the center of Khakass autonomous region and, since August 1990 - of Khakass Autonomous Republic, since 1991 - of Khakass Soviet Socialist Republic, since 1992 - of the Republic of Khakassia.

Abakan views

The symbol of Abakan -

The symbol of Abakan - “Lora” stele

Author: Denis Lebedev

Abakan scenery

Abakan scenery

Author: Edward Yudanov

Abakan Polytechnic College

Abakan Polytechnic College

Author: Edward Yudanov


Abakan features

It is a cultural center of Khakassia region. The city has a museum of local study and an exhibition hall. There are two drama theaters, Khakass national puppet theater “Fairytale.”

Local industry includes mechanical, container, repairing, meat producing, sweet-making, brewing, cheese-making, furniture-, shoe-making factories.

Abakan is connected by railway with Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Achinsk, Novokuznetsk, Tayshet. On the Yenisei River, where it is crossed by railway, there is a large river port. The federal highway M54 from Krasnoyarsk to Tuva Republic and to the frontier goes through the city. Also, there is an airport offering flights to/from Moscow, Irkutsk, Tomsk, Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk.

Abakan attractions

The city has several interesting monuments and other places of interest: Saint Nickolas Church, Transformation Church, a copy of Eiffel Tower, an architectural park, a zoo.

The stele named “Lora” was erected in October 2006 to honor the people who fought the accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Gardens, parks and boulevards occupy a large part of Abakan. The most prominent parks are “Komsomol”, “Transformation”, “Orlyonok”, “Chernogorsky” and “Pushkin”. The central part has buildings of the 1930s-1950s.

Abakan pictures

Abakan scenery

Abakan scenery

Author: Edward Yudanov

Abakan view

Abakan view

Author: Edward Yudanov

Abakan fountain

Abakan fountain

Author: Edward Yudanov


Abakan hotels

Abakan guests can stay at the following hotels:

  • “Abakan” hotel, Lenin Avenue, 59; contact numbers: 8 3902 223025, 8 3902 223252;
  • “Anzas” hotel complex, Vokzalnaya Street, 7a; 8 3902 226364, 8 3902 225460;
  • “Druzhba” tourist complex, Druzhba Narodov Avenue, 2b; 8 3902 358100;
  • “Kantegir” hotel, Druzhba Narodov Avenue, 57; 8 3902 282328, 8 3902 282451;
  • “Colibri” hotel, Druzhba Narodov Avenue, 16a; 8 3902 288108;
  • “Park Hotel” hotel, Pushkin Street, 54a; 8 3902 227452;
  • “Persona” hotel complex, Sovetskaya Street, 33; 8 3902 240088;
  • “Sever” hotel, Askizskaya Street, 248a; 8 3902 262762;
  • “Siberia” hotel complex, Druzhba Narodov Avenue, 9; 8 3902 357548, 8 3902 357527;
  • “Khakassia” hotel, Lenin Street, 88; 8 3902 223703, 8 3902 223645;
  • “Chalpan” hotel, Shchors Street, 5b; 8 3902 215102, 8 3902 226364;
  • “Small Hotel “AntARES,” Lermontov Street, 25; 8 9232170808.

Abakan city of Russia photos

Abakan places of interest

Abakan railway museum

Abakan railway museum

Author: Edward Yudanov

Abakan puppet show theater

Abakan puppet show theater

Author: Edward Yudanov

Abakan cathedral

Abakan cathedral

Author: Max Palchevsky


Pushkin Street in Abakan


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