Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous okrug – Ugra is a subject of the Russian Federation located in the central part of West Siberian Plain. The territory of Ugra is so large that it could allocate seven countries like Belgium or one country like France. Ugra consists of 9 districts, 13 urban districts.
Ugra is the most populous region, which is entirely located in the northern area, one of the “youngest” regions in Russia. The sustainability of the demographic development in Ugra is achieved due to two factors: a young age structure of the population and a low mortality rate.
Ugra is one of the most urbanized regions in the Russian Federation with a share of urban population equal to 92.3%. There are special programs for the construction industry development which are successfully implemented in Ugra to provide the housing needs, including. Surgut is the largest city of Ugra.
Gross coverage of the population with education in Ugra is 101.26% that corresponds to the level of the most developed countries. There are 877 educational organizations in the okrug with more than 483 thousand students.
Surgut State University is located in the city of Surgut, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, Western Siberia. It was founded in 1993 on the initiative of the Government of Ugra. The University combines six educational Institutes employing seven hundred people of academic and teaching staff.
There are over seven thousand and five hundred of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students at the University. SurGU provides many undergraduate, master and postgraduate programmes in the following areas: Engineering, Science, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Economics and Management. The University cooperates with the secondary schools and colleges of Surgut and Surgut district providing them with the training courses in Programming, Operating Systems Administrating, Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering. Such cooperation gives the pupils an excellent opportunity to choose their future profession.
Student of Medical Institute of Surgut State University
Ugra is famous for being a sport region not only in Russia but also in the world. According to the statistics, 35.45% of people in Ugra are systematically engaged in physical education and sports. In Ugra, there are 96 sports.
The cultural life in Ugra is diverse and varied. The world stars of the contemporary music art, and jazz, artists of the theatre.
Ugra is the main oil and gas region of Russia. Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous okrug – Ugra is the first among the regions of Russia in terms of oil production and the second one in terms of gas production. According to the explored reserves of hydrocarbon raw materials, the autonomous okrug remains the main strategic resource base of Russia for the next decades.
Gathering and using wild plants are traditional kinds of economic activity in the territory of Ugra. The use of berries, mushrooms, herbs and birch bark is widely known in many traditional cultures of peoples, living in modern Ugra.
Ugra is rich in water biological resources. The river network of the region is formed by two trunk rivers. They are Ob and Irtysh with their numerous tributaries.
Ethnographic tourism is a calling card of Ugra. The ancient culture of the Khanty and Mansi people (small native tribes of the North) is of great interest. Visiting native settlements and villages, being a guest in the real choom, riding a reindeer sled, learning secrets of national cuisine- all these opportunities are provided to citizens and guests of Ugra by various tourism programs.
Ugra is a rapidly growing and developing region. Small and medium size enterprises are developing actively alongside the major oil and gas producing companies. Ugra is the most attractive region for investments.
Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous okrug — Ugra strives to be the best place for permanent residence and to continue further development as a leading region (locomotive) of Russia’s economic growth. It aspires to become the center of development for other regions and to ensure innovative economy development as well as national energy security.