Russian city, the administrative center of Siberian Federal District
Novosibirsk has a population of 1,612,833 as of 2018, is the most populous city in Siberia, and the third-most populous city in Russia. The city is located in the southwestern Siberia, on the banks of the Ob River.
The natural conditions in the area are favorable for the city's development. The natural forest areas, Ob water-storage basin, and small rivers and lakes which lie adjacent to the city together form a diverse complex of recreational resources.
Present-day Novosibirsk is the business, trade, financial, scientific, production, and cultural center of the Asian part of Russia. It accommodates the residency of the authorized representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Siberian Federal District, the representative office of the Russian Federation Ministry of External Affairs, the Siberian Customs Administration, representative offices of other federal authorities, and agencies, and headquarters of interregional organizations.
The city is divided into eight administrative districts — Dzerzhinsky, Kirovsky, Kalininsky, Leninsky, Oktyabrsky, Pervomaisky, and Sovetsky districts and Central Borough. The largest of these in terms of population are Leninsky district — 301 thousand people (18,8% of the city population) and Central Borough — 292 thousand people (18,2%). In terms of territory, the largest ones are Sovetsky District (87,5 sq.kmsq. km) and Central Borough (84,2 sq. km)
There are people of over 120 nationalities residing in Novosibirsk, with Russians accounting for most of the population (around 93%). The largest ethnic groups are Ukranian, Uzbec, Tatar, German, and Tajic. In addition, the city is home to Armenians, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijanis, Belarusians, Kazakhs, Koreans, Yezidis, Jews, Chinese, Gypsies, Tuva, Buryatia, Chuvash, Georgians and representatives of other nationalities. The city has over fourtyforty registered national and cultural organizations.
The political situation in the city is stable. The municipal government authorities operate in close cooperation with the city’s business community and the general public.