Nyagan (Russian Нягань ) is a town with 54 890 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ) in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District / Ugra within the Tyumen Oblast in Western Siberia, Russia. It is located around 230 km as the crow north of the county town of Khanty -Mansiysk and 565 km north of the regional capital Tyumen.


The present city was founded in 1965 emerged from a working class neighborhood of a wood processing plant. The town's name came from the name of the nearby river Nyagan - Jugan, which means in the language of the Khanty -Mansi and the " big river ". 1967, a railway line was moved to the settlement to allow the transport of timber from here in other regions of Russia.

End of the 1970s began oil production in the near Njagans. For this reason, the population of the settlement grew up in the 1980s to more than 50,000 inhabitants. On August 15, 1985 Nyagan therefore received the city status.


Note: Census data

Economy and Transport

Oil production in Nyagan per annum with the 2006 about six million tonnes and is operated by the company TNK- Nyagan, a subsidiary of Russian-British company TNK -BP. Furthermore, there are in Nyagan an oil refinery and an urban wood processing plant. In other regions of Russia Nyagan is linked by road to Khanty-Mansiysk, a railway line and a small airport.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Maria Sharapova (* 1987), tennis player