region is an administrative unit of Russia. The most of its territory is situated on
West-Siberian plain. And only in the eastern part of it one can see some mountains. The
main river is Ob. Annual precipitation - 300-450 mm. Annual mean air temperature - 0 C.
Novosibirsk City is a large industrial center on the bank of Ob-river and Ob artificial
In 1989 (last census at region) the population of the Novosibirsk area was 2 778
724 and 645 355 of them - under 15 years of age. Novosibirsk City population in 1989 was 1
435 889, under 15 years - 305 508. The most of population is Russians (93%).