Irkutsk Oblast (Ирку́тская о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia, situated in eastern Siberia. The terrain in this oblast is hilly with extensive valleys. The capital, Irkutsk, with an interesting historical centre, is a good start to your visit to this region. Here, you can admire Lake Baikal, the deepest and also considered the oldest fresh water lake in the world, where winter trekking and many water activities, such as kayaking and winter sports, are popular.
Population: over 2.42 million
Other major cities: Angarsk, Bratsk, Ust-Ilimsk
Main attractions: Lake Baikal, Cape Burkhan, Sable Mountain, Baikalo-Lensky Nature Reserve, Prince Vladimir Monastery, Ice-Breaker "Angara", Taltsy Museum, National History Museum of Revyakin N. M (Olkhon Island)
Major airports: Irkutsk International Airport (IKT- Международный Аэропорт Иркутск)
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