Population of Cities in Russia (2018)

12
Over 1 Million
201
100,000 to 1 Million
1292
10,000 to 100,000
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Yekaterinburg
  • Nizhniy Novgorod
  • Samara
  • Omsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-na-Donu
  • Chelyabinsk
  • Ufa
  • Volgograd
  • Perm
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • Saratov
  • Voronezh
  • Tol'yatti
  • Krasnodar
  • Ulyanovsk
  • Izhevsk
  • Yaroslavl
  • Barnaul
  • Vladivostok
  • Irkutsk
  • Khabarovsk
  • Khabarovsk Vtoroy
  • Orenburg
  • Novokuznetsk
  • Ryazan'
  • Tyumen
  • Lipetsk
  • Penza
  • Naberezhnyye Chelny
  • Kalininskiy
  • Astrakhan
  • Makhachkala
  • Tomsk
  • Kemerovo
  • Tula
  • Kirov
  • Cheboksary
  • Kaliningrad
  • Bryansk
  • Ivanovo
  • Magnitogorsk
  • Kursk
  • Tver
  • Nizhny Tagil
  • Stavropol'
  • Ulan-Ude

Russia is the largest country in the world by area, almost double the size of the second largest country, Canada. In addition to being one of the largest countries, Russia is also the most populous and is home to some of the largest cities in the world. Moscow by far contributes to the population statistics, boasting a population of over 10 million residents as of 2016. However, Moscow isn't the only large city that's found in Russia. There are 11 additional cities that each have populations exceeding one million. Furthermore, there are over 200 cities with a population of over 100,000, while there are more than 1,200 that have populations exceeding 10,000 people. It's not difficult to see why Russia is one of the world's most populous countries. The cities are divided among the country's political divisions, known as federal sujects. Russia has a total of 85 federal subjects.

Most of Russia's residents live in urban areas, with roughly 74% living in the more developed cities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Data from The World Bank show that there has been a continuous period of decline in the rural population, although in more recent years, these numbers have risen slightly. Rapid growth through the years because of natural growth (births within the country) as well as immigration may explain why the rural population has seen a slight increase recently. Unfortunately, despite its large amount of land area, soil conditions and climate of the country hinder agriculture, which would affect the future growth of rural Russia.

Russia has 12 cities with more than a million people, 201 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 1292 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Russia is Moscow, with a population of 10,381,222 people.

Moscow

This alpha-global city has one of the world's largest urban economies and is one of the fastest-growing tourist spots.

10,381,222

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is home to museums, monuments and multinational corporations.

5,028,000

Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk was home to Siberia's first metro system.

1,419,007

Yekaterinburg

This city is the cultural and industrial center of Ural Federal District.

1,349,772

Nizhniy Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod is a nationwide leader in Information Technoloy and engineering.

1,284,164

Samara

Samarahas been a leader in trade and industry since the beginning of the 20th century.

1,134,730

Omsk

Omsk is a prominent educational center in Russia.

1,129,281

Kazan

Kazan has become known around the world as the 'Sports capital of Russia.'

1,104,738

Rostov-na-Donu

This major transport center is known as the 'gateway to the Caucasus.'

1,074,482

Chelyabinsk

In addition to being one of the most industrialized cities in Russia, Chelyabinsk is also home to some of the most beautiful parks in the country.

1,062,919

Name 2018 Population Location
Moscow10,381,222Map
Saint Petersburg5,028,000Map
Novosibirsk1,419,007Map
Yekaterinburg1,349,772Map
Nizhniy Novgorod1,284,164Map
Samara1,134,730Map
Omsk1,129,281Map
Kazan1,104,738Map
Rostov-na-Donu1,074,482Map
Chelyabinsk1,062,919Map
Ufa1,033,338Map
Volgograd1,011,417Map
Perm982,419Map
Krasnoyarsk927,200Map
Saratov863,725Map
Voronezh848,752Map
Tol'yatti702,879Map
Krasnodar649,851Map
Ulyanovsk640,680Map
Izhevsk631,038Map
Yaroslavl606,730Map
Barnaul599,579Map
Vladivostok587,022Map
Irkutsk586,695Map
Khabarovsk579,000Map
Khabarovsk Vtoroy578,303Map
Orenburg550,204Map
Novokuznetsk539,616Map
Ryazan'520,173Map
Tyumen519,119Map
Lipetsk515,655Map
Penza512,602Map
Naberezhnyye Chelny509,870Map
Kalininskiy504,641Map
Astrakhan502,533Map
Makhachkala497,959Map
Tomsk485,519Map
Kemerovo477,090Map
Tula468,825Map
Kirov457,383Map
Cheboksary446,781Map
Kaliningrad434,954Map
Bryansk427,236Map
Ivanovo420,839Map
Magnitogorsk413,351Map
Kursk409,431Map
Tver400,212Map
Nizhny Tagil381,116Map
Stavropol'363,064Map
Ulan-Ude360,278Map
Arkhangel'sk356,051Map
Belgorod345,289Map
Kurgan343,129Map
Kaluga338,978Map
Krasnogvargeisky337,091Map
Sochi327,608Map
Orel324,200Map
Volzhskiy323,293Map
Smolensk320,991Map
Murmansk319,263Map
Vladikavkaz317,370Map
Cherepovets315,738Map
Vologda314,900Map
Vladimir310,024Map
Chita308,500Map
Saransk303,394Map
Surgut300,367Map
Tambov290,933Map
Yoshkar-Ola279,100Map
Taganrog279,056Map
Kostroma277,656Map
Komsomolsk-on-Amur275,908Map
Nal'chik272,800Map
Sterlitamak267,231Map
Petrozavodsk265,025Map
Bratsk256,600Map
Orsk246,836Map
Nizhnevartovsk244,937Map
Angarsk243,158Map
Mar'ino243,000Map
Novorossiysk241,856Map
Khimki239,967Map
Yakutsk235,600Map
Nizhnekamsk234,297Map
Dzerzhinsk233,126Map
Syktyvkar230,139Map
Staryy Oskol226,977Map
Groznyy226,100Map
Shakhty221,312Map
Blagoveshchensk221,296Map
Prokop'yevsk219,000Map
Rybinsk216,724Map
Vykhino-Zhulebino216,000Map
Zelenograd215,727Map
Biysk215,430Map
Velikiy Novgorod215,062Map
Centralniy214,625Map
Vasyl'evsky Ostrov203,058Map
Pskov201,990Map
Severnyy200,000Map
Balakovo199,572Map
Armavir199,548Map
Engel's196,011Map
Severodvinsk194,292Map
Zlatoust191,366Map
Syzran'189,338Map
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky187,282Map
Korolyov183,402Map
Kamensk-Ural'skiy182,500Map
Yasenevo180,000Map
Podolsk179,400Map
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk176,484Map
Lyublino172,000Map
Berezniki167,748Map
Volgodonsk167,731Map
Miass167,500Map
Abakan167,289Map
Novocherkassk166,974Map
Nazran'164,131Map
Rubtsovsk161,065Map
Mytishchi160,542Map
Salavat159,893Map
Khoroshevo-Mnevniki159,000Map
Bibirevo159,000Map
Gol'yanovo158,000Map
Admiralteisky157,897Map
Ussuriysk157,068Map
Lyubertsy154,650Map
Kovrov154,224Map
Strogino152,000Map
Balashikha150,103Map
Zhulebino150,000Map
Kolomna147,690Map
Nakhodka146,920Map
Elektrostal'144,387Map
Maykop144,055Map
Biryulevo144,000Map
Orekhovo-Borisovo144,000Map
Novyye Kuz'minki143,000Map
Kuz'minki143,000Map
Pyatigorsk142,865Map
Chertanovo Yuzhnoye142,000Map
Zheleznodorozhnyy141,648Map
Norilsk140,800Map
Al'met'yevsk140,437Map
Korolev139,798Map
Kolpino138,979Map
Odintsovo137,041Map
Nevinnomyssk134,345Map
Pervoural'sk133,600Map
Kislovodsk132,771Map
Dimitrovgrad132,226Map
Novomoskovsk130,982Map
Petrogradka130,455Map
Ramenki130,000Map
Zyablikovo129,000Map
Kamyshin128,626Map
Novocheboksarsk128,468Map
Serpukhov128,158Map
Orekhovo-Borisovo Severnoye128,000Map
Ivanovskoye128,000Map
Murom126,931Map
Khasavyurt126,829Map
Neftekamsk126,805Map
Tyoply Stan125,000Map
Tsaritsyno123,000Map
Veshnyaki122,000Map
Presnenskiy122,000Map
Zyuzino121,000Map
Solntsevo120,000Map
Orekhovo-Zuyevo120,000Map
Troparevo118,000Map
Achinsk117,634Map
Cherkessk116,224Map
Taganskiy116,000Map
Noginsk115,979Map
Yelets115,688Map
Novo-Peredelkino115,536Map
Ochakovo-Matveyevskoye114,000Map
Tobol'sk113,800Map
Shchelkovo113,000Map
Nefteyugansk112,632Map
Novokuybyshevsk111,800Map
Noyabrsk110,000Map
Bataysk109,962Map
Seversk109,844Map
Arzamas109,479Map
Sergiyev Posad109,252Map
Leninsk-Kuznetsky109,023Map
Kyzyl108,240Map
Oktyabr'skiy108,200Map
Obninsk107,392Map
Elista106,971Map
Cheremushki106,587Map
Novotroitsk106,186Map
Derbent105,965Map
Kiselevsk104,000Map
Izmaylovo104,000Map
Akademicheskoe103,304Map
Velikiye Luki103,149Map
Bogorodskoye103,000Map
Pushkino102,816Map
Artem102,300Map
Ukhta102,187Map
Shchukino102,000Map
Brateyevo102,000Map
Kansk101,502Map
Mezhdurechensk101,026Map
Ryazanskiy101,000Map
Novyye Cheremushki101,000Map
Solikamsk100,812Map
Glazov100,676Map
Ust'-Ilimsk100,271Map
Tekstil'shchiki100,000Map
Zelenodolsk99,600Map
Novoshakhtinsk99,478Map
Sarapul98,830Map
Votkinsk98,633Map
Serov98,438Map
Balashov98,107Map
Zheleznogorsk97,900Map
Zhukovskiy97,200Map
Ramenskoye96,000Map
Magadan95,282Map
Ozerki95,000Map
Novogireyevo95,000Map
Vostochnoe Degunino95,000Map
Novyy Urengoy94,212Map
Novoural'sk93,849Map
Zheleznogorsk93,834Map
Michurinsk93,499Map
Kineshma92,983Map
Krasnogorsk92,932Map
Pushkin92,889Map
Bugul'ma91,900Map
Yaroslavskiy91,000Map
Lefortovo91,000Map
Kuznetsk90,480Map
Kirovo-Chepetsk90,252Map
Berdsk90,250Map
Gatchina89,761Map
Biryulevo Zapadnoye89,000Map
Sarov88,000Map
Yeysk87,814Map
Buzuluk87,714Map
Gubkin87,000Map
Chaykovskiy86,712Map
Lianozovo86,000Map
Babushkin86,000Map
Usol'ye-Sibirskoye85,900Map
Svetlanovskiy85,508Map
Yegor'yevsk85,200Map
Yurga84,220Map
Komendantsky aerodrom84,052Map
Anzhero-Sudzhensk82,526Map
Troitsk82,338Map
Azov82,133Map
Kaspiysk81,752Map
Ozersk81,023Map
Yessentuki81,015Map
Klin80,778Map
Vorkuta80,039Map
Fili80,000Map
Kropotkin79,599Map
Shadrinsk79,479Map
Vyborg78,633Map
Reutov78,370Map
Alekseyevka78,000Map
Voskresensk77,086Map
Mineralnye Vody76,280Map
Birobidzhan76,146Map
Nagornyy76,000Map
Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy75,814Map
Belovo75,764Map
Chekhov75,643Map
Asbest74,583Map
Peterhof73,199Map
Dachnoye72,822Map
Minusinsk72,781Map
Georgiyevsk72,649Map
Yelabuga72,643Map
Naro-Fominsk72,632Map
Finlyandskiy72,292Map
Sunzha71,841Map
Chernogorsk71,582Map
Zelenogorsk71,354Map
Grazhdanka71,128Map
Kopeysk70,780Map
Kurortnyy70,589Map
Vol'sk70,500Map
Beloretsk70,468Map
Ishimbay70,421Map
Adler70,200Map
Chapayevsk70,147Map
Tuymazy68,829Map
Lys'va68,660Map
Borisoglebsk68,597Map
Sosnovyy Bor68,563Map
Dolgoprudnyy68,259Map
Dorogomilovo68,000Map
Budennovsk67,962Map
Belogorsk67,911Map
Khanty-Mansiysk67,800Map
Ishim67,762Map
Kstovo67,242Map
Aleksin66,885Map
Parnas66,693Map
Kungur66,389Map
Klintsy66,336Map
Neryungri66,320Map
Leninogorsk66,263Map
Sosnovka66,227Map
Gukovo66,079Map
Lesosibirsk65,945Map
Polevskoy65,770Map
Meleuz65,362Map
Kumertau65,321Map
Slavyansk-na-Kubani65,196Map
Tikhoretsk64,387Map
Rossosh'64,323Map
Tuapse64,234Map
Aleksandrov64,088Map
Kotlovka64,000Map
Zarechnyy63,579Map
Pavlovo63,338Map
Novaya Balakhna63,083Map
Gus'-Khrustal'nyy62,746Map
Buynaksk62,689Map
Krasnotur'insk62,600Map
Belebey62,582Map
Rzhev62,246Map
Chistopol'62,200Map
Zarechnyy62,139Map
Tikhvin62,075Map
Rossosh'62,000Map
Petrodvorets61,973Map
Labinsk61,945Map
Iskitim61,827Map
Revda61,785Map
Lobnya61,772Map
Vyksa61,664Map
Dmitrov61,607Map
Sibay61,590Map
Apatity61,186Map
Novoaltaysk61,050Map
Svobodnyy61,017Map
Sal'sk61,000Map
Stupino60,999Map
Prokhladnyy60,800Map
Shuya60,705Map
Shchekino60,700Map
Bor60,647Map
Dubna60,604Map
Pavlovskiy Posad60,051Map
Sviblovo60,000Map
Ostankinskiy60,000Map
Mikhaylovsk59,198Map
Kotlas59,180Map
Verkhnyaya Pyshma59,061Map
Talnakh59,051Map
Mikhaylovka58,898Map
Solnechnogorsk58,891Map
Arsen'yev58,700Map
Uzlovaya58,458Map
Volzhsk58,000Map
Kogalym57,800Map
Krymsk57,555Map
Cheremkhovo57,395Map
Zhigulevsk57,094Map
Sokol'niki57,000Map
Sokol57,000Map
Roslavl'56,971Map
Borovichi56,571Map
Chernaya Rechka56,429Map
Kirishi56,190Map
Ezhva56,000Map
Liski55,939Map
Vyaz'ma55,500Map
Nazarovo55,252Map
Klimovsk55,206Map
Lesnoy55,100Map
Rybatskoye55,076Map
Uritsk55,037Map
Berezovskiy55,000Map
Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo55,000Map
Zamoskvorech'ye55,000Map
Gorno-Altaysk54,917Map
Belorechensk54,526Map
Krasnokamensk54,316Map
Kupchino54,198Map
Altuf'yevskiy54,000Map
Timashevsk53,940Map
Severomorsk53,921Map
Domodedovo53,887Map
Vyshniy Volochek53,800Map
Anapa53,600Map
Buguruslan53,511Map
Fryazevo53,212Map
Livny52,915Map
Yartsevo52,706Map
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