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Yugrakar (Russ. Югракар, Finn. Yukurakari, Hung. Júgravár, form. Khanty-Mansiysk) is a Uralican city. It is Uralica's newest, whose charter was approved 22 November 2009, and it is the county seat of Yugra despite only being its fifth-largest settlement after Surgut, Nizhnevartovsk, Juganvar, and Kogalym.

Originally founded as a Russian settlement in the area devoted to the exploitation of the oil and gas reserves in the area, it is now largely devoted to the mining of iron, with a small silver mine also being nearby. As it sits on the Irtysh River, it also holds much transportation value, particularly with the new Ob-Irtysh Confluence Port Authority having been completed.

It is also important roads-wise as it sits at the beginning of Highway UH-6, where it splits off of Highway UH-1.

Culture Edit

Yugrakartheater

Yugrakar Theatre.

Even now, the population of Yugrakar is predominantly ethnic Russian, although a good number of these claim membership in the Ob Ugric Tribe and speak either Khanty or Mansi (or in some cases even both). There is also a large Hungarian population in the city.

The Church of the Resurrection of Christ is one of the main landmarks of the city (not to be confused with the Church of the Resurrection in Pazhga) and offers a stunning example of Old Russian architecture. More modern structures include the Yugrakar Theatre and the Ice Palace, where ice hockey, short- and long-track speed skating, and figure skating take place.

Another point of note is that Yugrakar has a large cross-country race track, which immediately got the attention of Tribal Chief and avid biathlete Jarkko Salomäki, who participated in a "celebratory" cross-country race on the afternoon of the day Yugrakar was officially annexed, that is, 11 November 2009.

Sport Edit

Football (Soccer) Edit

Kolmonen Edit

  • Torpedo Yugrakar

Nelonen Edit

  • FK Yugrakar

Other Pro/Semi-Pro Edit

  • Dinamo Yugrakar
  • Yugra Yugrakar
  • Júgravári LK
  • Spartak Yugrakar
  • Zheleznik Yugrakar
  • Gornyak Yugrakar
  • Progress Yugrakar
  • Start Yugrakar
  • Serebrennik Yugrakar
  • Gruzchiky Yugrakar
  • Mashinist Yugrakar
  • Khimik Yugrakar

Bandy Edit

  • Irtysh Bandyklub

Ice Hockey Edit

  • Khanty-Mansi HK (non-League)

Handball Edit

  • Yugrakar RMS (non-League)

Cross-Country Skiing Edit

  • Yugrakar 1250 - part of the Irtysh Sportsplex (also home to KMHK and YRMS), this is equipped for X-country and biathlon.

Neighbourhoods and Suburbs Edit

  • Samarovo
  • Mansikar
  • Khantykar
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