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Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk) is the largest administrative, cultural, scientific and educational center of the Urals.
Located on the eastern slope of the Middle Urals, along the banks of the Iset River.
Founded on November 7 (November 18), 1723 as an iron factory. The name of the city was given in honor of Empress Catherine the First. In 1781, Catherine II granted Yekaterinburg the status of a district town in the Perm province.
The city made a huge contribution to the victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War. The Ural Heavy Machine Building Plant, located in the city, was one of the largest Soviet manufacturers of armored vehicles during the war years.
Yekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia (after Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk) in terms of population.