Ermak Travel Guide

 

Gorno-Altaysk

Горно-Алтайск

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

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Description of Gorno-Altaysk

Gorno-Altaysk or Gorno-Altaisk (Yuzhnoalt, Tuulu Altai; until 1932 - Ulal, in 1932-1948 - Oirot-Tura) - a city in the south of Western Siberia, Russia, the capital and only city of the Altai Republic. It forms urban district of the city of Gorno-Altaysk. The city is located on the Chuisky highway right near the north-western border with the Altai Territory. Here the Mayma River flows into the Katun river. Thus, Gorno-Altaysk is a natural gateway to the republic for numerous tourists and travelers who appreciate natural resources and the beauty of Gorny Altai.

 

 

 

History of Gorno-Altaysk

The selo of Ulala (Улала) was established in 1824 when migrants moved to this area from Biysk. When Oirot Autonomous Oblast was established on June 1, 1922, Ulala became its administrative center. On February 27, 1928, Ulala was granted town status and on June 23, 1932, it was renamed Oyrot-Tura (Ойрот-Тура). The present name was given to the town on January 7, 1948.

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

The town is served by the Gorno-Altaysk Airport.

Highway M52 passes through Gorno-Altaysk, connecting it with Novosibirsk in the north and the Mongolian border in the south. It is 96 kilometers (60 mi) from the nearest railway station in Biysk.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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