Nefteyugansk (also spelled Nefteugansk) is a city in Russia, administrative center of Nefteyugansky district of Khanty-Mansi okrug, the third largest city of the region after Surgut and Nizhnevartovsk.
Nefteyugansk population is about 138,000 (2012).
The phone code is +7 3463; the postal code - 628300.
In July 1961, a geological prospecting expedition landed on the bank of the Yuganskaya Ob together with a group of carpenters. On October 5, first oil was extracted. After that the settlement began rapidly growing and soon it was renamed into Nefteyugansky thus uniting words “Black oil” and the Yuganskaya Ob.
On October 16th, 1967, the settlement Nefteyugansk was reformed into a city. In 1970s, first stone houses were built. In 1980, Nefteyugansky district with the center in Nefteyugansk was formed. On November 3rd, 1984, the bridge across the Yuganskaya Ob was constructed.
In 2000, the population was over 100,000 and Nefteyugansk became one of the largest cities in the district (together with Surgut and Nizhnevartovsk).
Nefteyugansk general view
Nefteyugansk refers to the area with the sharp continental type of climate which is characterized by long severe winters and short summers. Average temperature within a year is 3,3 degrees Celsius below zero.
Oil extracting is the base of the city economics. Every 7th ton of Russian oil is extracted in Nefteyugansky district.
Nefteyugansk is a river port on the Yuganskaya Ob. Waterways link the city with Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut. During navigation river transportation delivers food and other product for the city.
The closest railway station is located 42 km to the south of Nefteyugansk - in the city Pyt-Yakh. At present there are no airways with other Russian regions and modern airport terminal built 2 km to the north of the city is used for other purposes.
The city is located on federal highway P404 which links Tyumenskaya oblast with settlements located in the north.