Nefteyugansk (Russian Нефтеюганск ) is a Russian city on the Ob River in western Siberia in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District / Ugra. It is located in one of the main oil producing regions of Russia and has 122 855 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).


Nefteyugansk is a relatively young city. It was created initially as a working class neighborhood near a discovered in 1961 and one year later developed oil field. The settlement was named Neftejuganski derived from neft = Petroleum and Juganskaja Whether the name of a current flowing in the nearby tributary of the Ob. In 1966, the state-owned oil production company " Juganskneftegas " was launched in the settlement, which exists today as a corporation and is part of the Russian oil company Rosneft. On October 16, 1967, the expanding settlement was named Nefteyugansk and the status of county town; it has since become the administrative center of Rajons Nefteyugansk.


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To date, oil production is by far the largest industry in Nefteyugansk, statistically here every seventh ton of Russian crude oil is promoted. Since the majority of the city population is employed in the highly lucrative oil exploration industry, Nefteyugansk one of the richest cities in Russia; the average income is much higher than in most other regions of Russia. Also, the city is considered with an average age of population of a little over 30 years as a very " young " city. The annual budget of Nefteyugansk in 2007 was approximately 4 billion rubles ( ca.117 million euros ).