Only a strong, growing economy will allow us to realize our plans. It is the foundation for the growth of of our citizens wealth. A stable industrial frame was formed in the region, a progress was made in the agricultural sector. The region is the 12th largest in terms of  gross regional product in the country. At the same time, we occupy only 18th place for investments in fixed assets, and 36th for salaries.The economic recovery, the creation of new high-tech jobs with high wages, the growth of labor productivity are important tasks that I set for the regional government and the business community.

The Acting Governor of the Chelyabinsk region
Alexey Leonidovich Teksler
  • Administrative center


  • Federal district


  • Distance to Moscow

    1496 km

    Moscow—Chelyabinsk — 2 hours 25 minutes

  • Timezone


  • Area of the Region

    88,5 thousand sq km


Geographical location and climate

Largest cities



    1163 K people



    413 K people



    174 K people



    166 K people


Border countries

  • Kazakhstan
Sunny days Average annual rainfall
86 443 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-10,8°С 24,5°С
Agricultural period Snow cover duration
7 months 5 months
Natural area
Mixed forest

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    4955,4 million t
    301,8 tonnes
    4447,8 thousand t
  • Combustible resources

    Brown coal
    521,2 million t
  • Other resources

    Agroclimatic resources 80% of the Chelyabinsk region is suitable for agricultural work.
    Predominant part of farmlands is black soil. Production of grain, dairy and beef cattle and sheep breeding are located in steppe and forest-steppe zones.

    Recreational Resources High tourist potential of the region is unique natural landscape complex - scenic mountains and lakes, forests, caves, natural healing springs.
    The regions consists of:
    - 5 specially protected natural territories of federal significance;
    - 3 natural reserves – Ilmensky State Nature Reserve named after V.I. Lenin (Uralsky department of the Russian Academy of Sciences with branch office «Arkaim»), East Ural State Nature Reserve and part of South-Ural State Nature Reserve.
    - 2 National parks – “Taganay” and “Zuraktul”
    - 153 specially protected natural territories of local significance;
    - 20 wildlife sanctuaries;
    - 132 natural monument including 15 caves;
    - health resort and etc.


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