City Plan Kirov Vyatka Kirovochepezk Russia

Kirov (formerly known as Vyatka) is a city located in the Kirov Oblast (region) of Russia. Kirovo-Chepetsk is a smaller city located nearby. Here’s a geographical description of the area:

  1. Location: Kirov is situated in the European part of Russia, in the northeastern part of the country. It is approximately 900 kilometers (560 miles) east of Moscow.
  2. Topography: The city is located on the left bank of the Vyatka River, which is a tributary of the larger Kama River. The surrounding area features a mix of lowland plains and forested regions. The terrain is relatively flat, with no significant mountain ranges or hills in the immediate vicinity.
  3. Climate: Kirov experiences a temperate continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. Winters are cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping below freezing. Summers are relatively mild, with warmer temperatures and occasional rainfall.
  4. Natural Surroundings: The city is surrounded by forests and woodlands, which are typical of the Russian landscape. These forests are mainly composed of coniferous and deciduous trees, creating a picturesque environment.
  5. Waterways: The Vyatka River, upon which the city is located, plays an important role in transportation and serves as a scenic feature of the area. The Kama River, a major watercourse, is not too far from Kirov and is an essential part of the region’s geography.
  6. Nearby Cities: Kirovo-Chepetsk, often referred to simply as Chepetsk, is a city located approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Kirov. These two cities are in proximity to each other and are part of the same Kirov Oblast.
  7. Transportation: Kirov is accessible by road, with major highways connecting it to other cities in the region. The city also has a railway station, which is part of the Russian rail network, facilitating transportation within the country.

Overall, Kirov and its surroundings offer a mix of natural beauty, with its river, forests, and rolling plains, and the city itself is a cultural and economic hub in the region.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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