Tomsk

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Tomsk (Russian: Томск tohmsk) is the capital city of Tomsk Oblast.

Located on the River Tom, the city was founded in 1604 by the order of Tsar Boris Godunov as a military outpost against nomadic peoples. Gold was discovered in 1830, which boosted the fortunes of the city, but after the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, which bypassed Tomsk and passed the area further to the south, economic development also moved away from the city. Instead, Tomsk became a university town. Tomsk benefited after World War II as factories were moved east, away from the conflict. It was closed to outsiders during the Cold War. Today, Tomsk has a population of around 525,000, of which 15% are students, coming from all over Siberia, Central Asia and even the European part of Russia. As a result, Tomsk probably has a bigger proportion of foreign language speakers than any other Siberian city.

Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Population:
540,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
11 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
Boulanger Coffee House
Cashless society:
Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
Best taxi app:
Gender ratio (% man):
43 %
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
112
Fire department:
112
Police:
112

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