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Gorno-Altaysk Urban Okrug
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Gorno-Altaisk State University
Gorno-Altaysk (Russian: Го́рно-Алта́йск; Altai: Туулу Алтай, Tuulu Altay) is the capital town of the Altai Republic, Russia. Population: 56,933 (2010 Census); 53,538 (2002 Census); 46,436 (1989 Census).
The selo of Ulala (Улала) was established in 1824 when migrants moved to this area from Biysk. When Oirot Autonomous Oblast was established on June 1, 1922, Ulala became its administrative center. On February 27, 1928, Ulala was granted town status and on June 23, 1932, it was renamed Oyrot-Tura (Ойрот-Тура). Present name was given to the town on January 7, 1948.
Gorno-Altaysk is the capital of the republic. Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as Gorno-Altaysk Urban Okrug—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, this administrative unit also has urban okrug status.
The town is served by the Gorno-Altaysk Airport.
Highway M52 passes through Gorno-Altaysk, connecting it with Novosibirsk in the north and the Mongolian border in the south. It is 96 kilometers (60 mi) from the nearest railway station in Biysk.
The town hosts a theater, the Gorno-Altaisk State University, and a regional museum.
Gorno-Altaysk has a humid continental climate of the Dfb category, under the Köppen climate classification system.