Samiksha Jaiswal (Editor)


Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Coat of arms

Federal subject
Moscow Oblast


176,825 (2012)


Administrative district
Mytishchinsky District

34.59 km²

Local time
Thursday 2:52 PM

Mytishchi httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Town Day
One of the Sundays in September

8°C, Wind W at 26 km/h, 54% Humidity

Colleges and Universities
Moscow State Forest University, Russian University of Cooperation

Mytishchi (Russian: Мытищи; [mɨˈtʲiɕːɪ]) is a city and the administrative center of Mytishchinsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia, which lies to the northeast of Russia's capital Moscow, on the Yauza River and the Moscow–Yaroslavl railway. Population: 173,160 (2010 Census); 159,900 (2002 Census); 154,068 (1989 Census); 125,000 (1973); 60,000 (1939).


Map of Mytishchi, Moskovsky, Russia


Mytishchi has humid continental climate, same as Moscow: with long, cold winters and short, warm to hot summers.

  • January daily mean: −10 °C (14 °F); average maximum: −7 °C (19 °F); average minimum: −13 °C (9 °F)
  • July daily mean: 19 °C (66 °F); average maximum: 24 °C (75 °F); average minimum: 14 °C (57 °F)
  • History

    The first settlement of ancient hunters and fishermen in this location is dated to the 6th–8th millennia BCE, i.e. in the late Stone Age. In the 8th–9th centuries, first Slavic tribes (Vyatichi and Krivichs) began settling here. In and around Mytishchinsky District about a dozen of such settlements from the 11th–13th centuries have been discovered.

    The modern settlement has been known since 1460 and since the 19th century it has been known as Bolshiye Mytishchi (Большие Мытищи). Its history is closely linked to the Yauzsky port. Mytishchi was an important place on the trade ship route. Through this site commercial ships had been hauled across on wheels, rollers, or skids from the Yauza River to the Klyazma River. Merchants had to pay a duty for this. The settlement got its name thanks to the duty, which had been known as myt (мыт).

    In the mid-19th century, the population was 389. Town status was granted to Mytishchi in 1925.

    Administrative and municipal status

    Within the framework of administrative divisions, Mytishchi serves as the administrative center of Mytishchinsky District. As an administrative division, it is, together with twenty-four rural localities, incorporated within Mytishchinsky District as the Town of Mytishchi. As a municipal division, the Town of Mytishchi is incorporated within Mytishchinsky Municipal District as Mytishchi Urban Settlement.


    The city is the oblast's largest center for industry (machine building, arms industry in particular) and education.


    Mytishchi is famous for its aqueduct, built in the 18th century by the order of Catherine the Great. It was the first water supply constructed in Russia to provide the Kremlin with pure water.

    Twin towns and sister cities

    Mytishchi is twinned with:


    There is Ognivo puppet theatre, FEST drama and comedy theatre and youth theater Domoy (Homewards).


    Mytishchi Wikipedia

    Similar Topics