The city district Syktyvkar is located in the southwestern part of the Komi Republic and borders on the territories of the Syktyvdinsky and Kortkerossky districts of the Komi Republic. It is the capital of the Komi Republic.

About the city

General information

Administrative center: Syktyvkar, the capital of the Komi Republic

Area: 749 sq. km

Bordering territories: Syktyvdinsky and Kortkerossky districts of the Komi Republic

Population of the urban district: 258,437 people (243,279 people are residents of Syktyvkar)

Leading industries: timber processing, building materials, nonwovens

Official website of the municipality of the urban district Syktyvkar: Сыктывкар.рф

Additional Information

The city was founded on February 5, 1780 by decree of Catherine the Great. The original name was Ust-Sysolsk, in 1930 it was renamed Syktyvkar, which means “city on Sysol” in the Komi language.

Syktyvkar is located in the northeast of the European part of Russia, 1410 km northeast of Moscow, on the banks of two rivers - the Sysola and Vychegda, surrounded by forests.

The average temperature in January is minus 15 degrees Celsius, in July - plus 17 degrees Celsius.

At present, Syktyvkar is considered to be the historically established central part with the names of settlements and places that have survived to this day (Davpon, Dalniy, Stroitel, Myasokombinat, Chit, Kochpon, Lesozavod, Kirul, Krasnaya Gora, Zarechye, Parizh, Tentyukovo), as well as Ezhvinsky district.

The district includes 7 settlements: 1 city of republican significance (Syktyvkar), 1 district in the city (Ezhvinsky), 3 workers' settlements (Verkhnyaya Maksakovka, Krasnozatonsky, Sedkyrkeshch). The villages of Vyltydor and Verkhniy Myrtyyu are subordinate to the administration of the working settlement of Verkhnyaya Maksakovka, and the settlement of Trekhozerka is subordinate to the administration of the working settlement of Sedkyrkeshch.

The Komi capital is connected with other regions of Russia by air, road and rail links. You can go by bus to the regions of the republic, as well as to Kazan, Kirov, Kotlas, Yoshkar-Ola, Cheboksary and other cities.


Syktyvkar is the cultural capital of the Komi Republic.

The city has museums, exhibition halls, theaters, centers of national cultures, libraries, a philharmonic society, and creative studios.

Places of attraction for residents and guests of the city are the Cathedral of St. Stephen's, parks, squares and an unusual embankment of the Sysola River, where you can see how it flows into the Vychegda, which carries its waters to the Northern Dvina.

Syktyvkar combines modern urban trends and the appearance of the old wooden Ust-Sysolsk, as the capital was called.

This is the only city within the airport is located, and there is also the longest avenue in Europe - Oktyabrsky ,and the narrowest alley in the world - Gribnoy.

At the central universal department store, you need to take a picture at the monument to the Komi hunting calendar, and at the Komi Culture Center - at the monument to the 18th letter of the Komi alphabet "Ö".

In Syktyvkar, an object of the Mesolithic era - a fragment of the “Yirkap`s Ski” is kept. The geological dating of the exhibit of the National Museum of the Komi Republic is 7,000 years. Previously, the most ancient ski was considered the "Dubokray find" of Norway, its age is about 4,500 years.

A walk through the old part of the city - Sovetskaya and Ordzhonikidze streets - will take tourists back to the 50-60s of the last century, and ancient mansions will smell like a century ago. Walking around the capital, you can easily walk to the forest, pick up a bunch of blueberries, and go to the theater in the evening.

In the mobile app, travelers will find audio guides and quests about Syktyvkar of various topics. It is enough to have an app on your phone, and a walk around our city in the company of a virtual storyteller will be doubly interesting. We advise you to start with the audio guide "Syktyvkar walkers", which will introduce you to the city center, unusual art objects in several languages (Russian, Komi and English) accompanied by national music.

The audio guide "Old Syktyvkar" will help you learn more about historical buildings, and the audio guide "Urban Legends" will open up new unofficial objects revered by the townspeople for travelers.