Geography. If you look at the map of Russia, you can see that Ugra is located nearly in the very heart of the country and its capital, the city of Khanty-Mansiysk, is situated on the right bank of the Irtysh, in several kilometres from the place of its merging with the Ob.
Climate. In Khanty-Mansiysk you can feel severe Siberian climate in full. The city is equated to the regions of the Far North: winters are long here – 30-degree frosts are recorded in November and in April. December and January are the coldest months. Almost constantly the temperature is below -20 С°. On the contrary, summer can be hot with the temperatures of +40 С°. However, such weather is typical for a short period in July, while June is often cold with night frosts. Throughout the year continental air of middle latitudes reigns here. Nevertheless, Arctic, Atlantic and tropic air flows come up to Ugra as well. That is why it can be cold as in the Arctic and hot as in the tropics in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Religion. The population of the city is multinational and it means that it is multireligious. The most widespread religions among the citizens are Christianity and Islam. Sometimes indigenous peoples can show the instances of heathenism: worship of guardian spirits, forefathers and animals. It is worth noting that Khanty-Mansiysk is the centre of Khanty-Mansiysk Metropolia of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Language. The main language is Russian. However, sometimes the languages of indigenous peoples Khanty and Mansi, belonging to the Finno-Ugric language group, can be heard here.