Kogalym (Russian Когалым ) is a town in western Siberia, in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District / Ugra (Russia) with 58 181 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).


The city is located north of the Ob and about 125 km northeast of the city of Surgut in the West Siberian lowland in the mouth of the Kirill - Wyssjagun ( Кирилл - Высъягун ) in the Ingujagun ( Ингуягун ). The climate is continental.

Kogalym is located on the territory of Rajons Surgut, but is subordinate to the Autonomous District directly.

The town lies on the railway line Surgut - Korotschajewo - Novy Urengoy and has an airport.

Building of city administration

Druschby - Narodow Street


The Ingujagun far from Kogalym


Emerged in 1975 as a settlement for geologists and oilmen and in connection with the construction of the railway line to Novy Urengoy, the place became a town on 15 August 1985. The place name is of Khanty words boiling or kog ( кох, ког, long) and alyng ( алынг, start, start ) is derived, and referred to the long-drawn origin of a river.


Note: Census data


Kogalym is a center of the oil industry. The promotion of the surrounding oil fields began in 1978. In the town is the headquarters of Kogalymneftegaz ( Когалымнефтегаз ), one of the three founding companies of the largest Russian oil company Lukoil.

Education, Culture and sights

In the city there are 10 general education schools, branches of the Tyumen State University ( государственный Тюменский университет ) and the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University ( Тюменский государственный нефтегазовый университет ) and the Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio Electronics ( Томский государственный университет систем управления и радиоэлектроники ). In 1996, the KogalymNIPIneft ( КогалымНИПИнефть ), a scientific research and project institute of the oil industry, was founded.

The city has a home and an art museum, a newly built Orthodox church and a mosque, as well as an ice palace.