Founded in: 1930
Population: 80.000
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Khanty-Mansiysk is located in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug which is a federal subject of Russia and home to approximately 1.5 mill. people. The majority of the Russian oil production is from this region which gives it great economic importance.

Khanty Mansiysk, found as a work-settlement in 1930, is an oil boom town located on the river Irtysh near the confluence of the major rivers Irtysh and Ob. The population of around 80.000 is more than doubled since Soviet times – back then it was 35.000 at its peak.
The climate is subarctic and thus the temperature spans from as low as -40 degrees Celsius in winter to 35 degrees Celsius in summer time.

The languages (Khanty and Mansi) belong to the Ugric branch of Uralic languages and thus are related to Hungarian. The Khanty and Mansi languages have co-official status with Russian in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.

Khanty-Mansiysk has already started to implement some programs and technologies to improve the energy efficiency. For example they are cooperating with the UGRA State University about a webpage where the citizens can check their bills and at the same time get the younger generation to be more aware of how to be more energy efficient.
They have also planned to make a regional law which gives the organizations some tax preferences if they involve in investment and innovation projects within the regional fuel and energy complex development.

One of the challenges in Khanty-Mansiysk is to develop the gas transmission system and in general implement energy saving technologies.