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Where is Chita?

Lilya Mayak
Lilya Mayak
April 2, 2015
Where is Chita?

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Chita is a city located in the east of Siberia in the Russian Federation, which acts as the administrative center of the Chita region and the Trans-Baikal Territory. It is located at the foot of the hills in the basin, on the banks of the river of the same name. Let's take a closer look at where Chita is.

Chita: geographical location and general information

The city is located in the center of Transbaikalia, in Asia. It is located in the so-called Chitino-Ingodin basin, since it is located in the zone where the Chita flows into the Ingoda river. The territory of the city occupies the slopes of the Chersky ranges - on the east side and the slopes of the Yablonovy range - on the western part.

The total area of ​​Chita is 538 square kilometers. The largest is the eleventh Russian city. On its territory there are lakes Ugdan and Kenon. The first is by far the dried lake.

Within the boundaries of Chita is a mountain called Titovskaya Sopka, which has a height of 780 meters. It is a volcanic structure, which began to form in the Upper Paleozoic.As for the geological structure, there are sandstones, granites and siltstones.

In the zone of the city there are natural landscapes, including mountain taiga, meadows and steppes. Anthropogenic landscapes consist of urban buildings, arable lands, summer massifs and lakes, which are located on the territory of the former mines.

It should also be noted that the city was founded almost four centuries ago, but only in 1851 received the necessary status and began to be called the city. In the last century, Chita acted as the capital of the Far Eastern Republic, then - of the Chita district and region.

According to the latest data, the population of the city is about 336 thousand people.

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