CorelDraw Map Irkutsk Russia

Irkutsk is a city located in eastern Siberia, Russia. It serves as the administrative center of the Irkutsk Oblast and is situated near Lake Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake in the world. Irkutsk is known for its rich history and unique blend of architectural styles, ranging from traditional Siberian wooden houses to more modern buildings. The city is divided into several districts and neighborhoods, each with its own characteristics.  Here’s a brief description of some of the main districts and neighborhoods in Irkutsk:

  1. Leninsky District: This is one of the central districts of Irkutsk and is home to many historical landmarks, including the Epiphany Cathedral, which is a beautiful example of Siberian Baroque architecture. You’ll find a mix of residential and commercial areas in Leninsky District.
  2. Sverdlovsky District: Located in the city center, this district is known for its vibrant atmosphere and a variety of shops, cafes, and cultural venues. It’s a popular area for both locals and tourists.
  3. Oktyabrsky District: Situated on the left bank of the Angara River, this district is known for its industrial and residential areas. It’s a bustling part of the city with various amenities.
  4. Kirovsky District: This district is known for its green spaces and parks, providing residents with recreational opportunities. It’s a quieter and more residential area compared to the city center.
  5. Karl Marx Street: This is one of the main streets in Irkutsk and runs through several districts. It’s lined with shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. You’ll find a mix of architectural styles along this street.
  6. Old Town (Staraya Angelya): This area is known for its historical wooden architecture and is a great place to explore if you’re interested in the city’s heritage. It’s a charming part of Irkutsk.
  7. Zheltoksan: This neighborhood is known for its educational institutions, including Irkutsk State University. It has a student-friendly atmosphere with various cafes and cultural events.
  8. Yubileiny District: Located in the northern part of the city, this district features a mix of residential and industrial areas. It’s a quieter part of Irkutsk.
  9. Novaya Angelya: This is a newer part of the city with modern developments, residential buildings, and shopping centers. It offers a contrast to the older, historic districts.
  10. Listvyanka: While not part of Irkutsk proper, Listvyanka is a popular tourist destination located on the shores of Lake Baikal, about 70 kilometers from Irkutsk. It’s known for its stunning views of the lake and the nearby Baikal Limnological Museum.

Irkutsk, with its mix of historic and modern neighborhoods, offers a unique experience to residents and visitors. The city’s proximity to Lake Baikal and its cultural heritage make it a fascinating place to explore in Siberia.

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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