Pyt - Jach (Russian Пыть - Ях ) is a town in western Siberia, in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District / Yugra (Russia) with 41 488 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).


The city is located in the West Siberian lowland south of the Ob on its left tributary of Bolshoi Balyk. The climate is continental.

The town forms a separate urban district, which is surrounded by the territory of Rajons Nefteyugansk.

Pyt - Jach has a railway station on the railway line opened in 1978 Tyumen - Surgut. Through the city performs the highway R404 Tyumen - Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut - - Novy Urengoy.


1968 drilling to tap the same oil field discovered in 1965 ( Мамонтовское месторождение ) was established in the settlement Mamontowo. In the 1970s in the area of ​​about 5 km from the railway station was the newly built route Tyumen - Surgut the settlement Pyt - Jach. By 1980, the expansion of both places began to housing developments for oil workers to a greater extent: 1979 Mamontowo received the status of an urban-type settlement, in March 1982, Pyt - Jach, after the settlement had been further south Juschni Balyk ( Южный Балык ) connected. After the incorporation of Mamontowo by Pyt - Jach 1989 this became a city on 8 August 1990.

The name means in Khanty language as much as place of good people.


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Culture, Education and sights

In Pyt - Jach a branch of Tyumen State University is located.

Since 2001 there is a Historical- Ethnographic Open Air Museum ( Историко - этнографический музей - парк под открытым небом ).


Pyt - Jach is a center of oil and gas production and processing. The main companies located here are belonging to Rosneft Juganskneftegas ( Юганскнефтегаз ) and the Yuzhno- Balyker gas processing Combine ( Южно - Балыкский газоперерабатывающий комбинат ).

There are also companies in the wood processing industry ( Balykles, Балыклес ).