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Nizhny Tagil

Essentials

Nizhny Tagil has a reputation of being an industrial and severe city, home to the Nizhniy Tagil Iron and Steel Works and the Uralvagonzavod industrial complex which is the largest producer of tanks in the world. However the city has embraced this image and turned it into its main attraction by opening many museums here dedicated to its factories (one of such has even been preserved as a museum) and the produced goods, including the painted metal trays for which Nizhny Tagil is also famous. Plus there are also many interesting places which you can visit from the city, such as Alapaevsk, Verkhoturye and Nevyansk. Nizhny Tagil can be easily reached by express train from Yekaterinburg.

Basic facts
Name in Russian Нижний Тагил
Status City-municipality in the Sverdlovsk Region
Location On the River Tagil
Distance 130km north of Yekaterinburg; 1,825km east of Moscow
Time Zone Yekaterinburg (Moscow +2)
Population 356,288 people (2016)
Founded 1722
City Day Second Sunday in August
Official Website http://www.ntagil.org/