Tyumen is the first Siberian town. It was founded in 1586 in place of an ancient city, the capital of Tyumen khanate, which was situated near the Tatar settlement Chimgi-Tura. This land has kept its rich heritage.
Its memorials are 188 objects of wooden and stone architecture of the 18th to early 20th centuries.
Modern Tyumen is a large administrative, industrial and cultural centre of West Siberia with a highly developed business and social infrastructure. It is a city of science and sports.
Tyumen has changed significantly over the last few years. New microregions, roads and bridges have been built and the streets have been broadened. Tourism here is actively developing which is why new touristic routes in Tyumen and the Tyumen region are being designed. New hotels, cafes and restaurants serving northern cuisine are open now.
Harsh snowy winters and warm summers are typical for its continental climate and the Tyumen region in particular. The area is situated in several climatic zones: taiga in the north, gradually turning into mixed forest, and then forest-steppe. The time zone is the same as in Yekaterinburg (MSK+2). The area is the third biggest subject of the Russian Federation. The population of the region is 3 545 885 people, about 700 thousand of whom live in Tyumen. Tyumen region is one of the most multinational regions in Russia – 140 different cultural groups live here. Now it is the most stable region in the Russian Federation.