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Kansk (Russian: Канск kahnsk) is a city in the east of the Krasnoyarsk Region, Siberia, Russia.


Kansk was founded in 1628. It has a population of approximately 100,000 people. The economy is based on several industries, with coal being the primary industry.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest major airport is 200km away, near Krasnoyarsk.

By train[edit]

See also: Trans-Siberian Railway

All Trans-Siberian trains stop at Kansk, which is 4,343km from the Moscow commencement point.

Train timetables and fares can be found on the RZD website; enter "KANSK-ENISEISKII" as the station for Kansk. There are several daily trains to Krasnoyarsk (3.5 hours, 560-1800 руб), Moscow (66 hours, 3600-10000 руб), Irkutsk (14 hours, 1000-7000 руб), Novosibirsk (16 hours, 1200-6400 руб), Ulan-Ude (12 hours, 1500-8400 руб), Omsk (25 hours, 1600-4600 руб), Yekaterinburg (36 hours, 2400-6600 руб), Perm (46 hours, 2600-7400 руб), and Vladivostok (82 hours, 5800-20000 руб).

  • 1 Kansk railway station. Kansk-Yeniseisky train station (Q16661396) on Wikidata

Get around[edit]

Map of Kansk


  • 1 Holy Trinity Cathedral (Свято-Троицкий собор). Historic Orthodox church built in 1797. Holy Trinity cathedral in Kansk (Q2888428) on Wikidata
  • 2 Kansk Regional Museum (Канский Краеведческий Музей). Regional history museum, housed in a former theater. (Q107257404) on Wikidata


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Go next[edit]

Routes through Kansk
NovosibirskKrasnoyarsk  W  E  TayshetIrkutsk

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