Khanty-Mansiysk experiences a subarctic climate
Subarctic climate
The subarctic climate is a climate characterized by long, usually very cold winters, and short, cool to mild summers. It is found on large landmasses, away from the moderating effects of an ocean, generally at latitudes from 50° to 70°N poleward of the humid continental climates...

 (Köppen climate classification
Köppen climate classification
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by Crimea German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen himself, notably in 1918 and 1936...

 Dfc). The climate is extreme, with temperatures as low as -49 C° and as high as 34.5 C°. On average, however, the region is very cold, with an average tempurature of -1.1 C°. Precipitation tends to be fairly low; 553 millimetres per year.


Khanty-Mansiysk was the venue of the 2003
Biathlon World Championships 2003
The 38th Biathlon World Championships were held in 2003 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.-10 km sprint:-12,5 km pursuit:-15 km mass start:-20 km individual:-4 x 7.5 km relay:-7.5 km sprint:-10 km pursuit:...

 and 2011
Biathlon World Championships 2011
The 44th Biathlon World Championships was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from March 3 to March 13 2011.There was a total of 11 competitions: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, and relay races for men and women, and mixed relay...

 Biathlon World Championships, and in 2005 the first Mixed Biathlon Relay (4×6 km) took place here.

The town hosted the 2005 Chess World Cup, the 2007 Chess World Cup, and the 2009 Chess World Cup. It also hosted the 39th Chess Olympiad
39th Chess Olympiad
The 39th Chess Olympiad, organized by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs and comprising an open and women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place in 2010 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, on to...

 in 2010.

Other information

  • Average wind speed
    Beaufort scale
    The Beaufort Scale is an empirical measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land. Its full name is the Beaufort Wind Force Scale.-History:...

     — 2.7 m/s
  • Average humidity
    Relative humidity
    Relative humidity is a term used to describe the amount of water vapor in a mixture of air and water vapor. It is defined as the partial pressure of water vapor in the air-water mixture, given as a percentage of the saturated vapor pressure under those conditions...

     — 77%


Khanty-Mansiysk is a skiing and alpine skiing center of global importance. Biathlon World Cup competitions are annually held in the city, and tourism infrastructure has been developed here quite well. In 2003 and in 2011, Khanty-Mansiysk was the venue of the Biathlon World Championships. The 2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships
2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships
The 2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships took place 2 - 11 April 2011 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. IPC stands for International Paralympic Committee...

 where skiers with a physical disability compete, took place in Khanty-Mansiysk in March–April 2011 as well. The World Chess Olympiad took place in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2010.

Fifteen hotels offer their services to tourists since 2005. All of them are fully booked during Biathlon World Cups, regional and All-Russia conferences, etc., so it is practically impossible to book a room in a hotel during these events. In 2007 during the Biathlon World Cup Final 65,000 tourists visited the Nordic Ski Centre in Khanty-Mansiysk, which is equal to the overall population of Khanty-Mansiysk.

The airline UTair Aviation has its head office in Khanty-Mansiysk.


  • 1582 The first exact mentioning about a little town of prince Samar in the Brief Kungur Siberian Chronicles
  • 1637 Foundation of Samarovo Yam (mail staging post) (coachmen's families were invited to live here by Tsar Michail order)
  • 1708 Samarovo became part of Siberian province.
  • 1808-1816 г. Construction of stone church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God
    Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God in Khanty-Mansiysk
    The Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God in Khanty-Mansiysk is a Russian Orthodox church of Tobolsk and Tyumen Diocese.The church is situated in Samarovo part of Khanty-Mansiysk city...

  • 1853 The 9-th census was carried out, which showed that the population of Samarovo was 370 males and 350 females.
  • 1860 The first river voyage by a steamboat was made from Berezovo with a stop in Samarovo
  • 1873 Construction of a new river quay and a wooden pavement.


A bridge crossing the Irtysh was opened in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2004. The bridge consists of fourteen spans and has a total length of 1,315.9 meters. Its main span is 231 m long.

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