The city of Omsk is located at the mouth of the Irtysh and Om rivers, and therefore in the south of the West Siberian lowland. Omsk is considered the gateway to the cities of Tara, Tobolsk, Salekhard and Khanty-Mansiysk, which are located on the Irtysh River and can be reached relatively easily by ship from Omsk. The city is located on the Asian continent and is bordered by Kazakhstan to the south, Novosibirsk to the east, and Tyumen Oblast to the west and north. Since the end of the 19th century. At the end of the XIX century, the Trans-Siberian Railway connected the city with the European part of Russia and the remote eastern territories of the country, and it increasingly became the important political, cultural and industrial center of Siberia.
Where in Russia is Omsk?
Omsk was originally founded in 1716 as a fortress on the expanding southern border of Imperial Russia and over the centuries has developed into the most important port and big city of Siberia. The metropolis, with the Russian name Omsk, stretches along the banks of the Irtysh River, today has about 1,500,000 million inhabitants and is therefore one of the ten largest cities in the country.
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