Bryansk is located towards south-west of Moscow and shares borders with Ukraine and Belarus. Its capital city is Bryansk. Apart from this capital city, other big cities and towns of Bryansk region include Klintsy, Unecha, Novozybkov and Dyatkovo.
Population & Climate
The population of Bryansk region is estimated to be almost 1.2 million. Russian language is this region’s official language. Bryansk region’s climate is comparatively temperate. In the month of January, region’s temperature drops to -7 to -8 °C (19 to 18 °F). July brings warmer weather when the region basks in average temperatures of +18 or +19 °C (64 or 66 °F).
The region is similar to East European Plains, dominated by rolling hills, alternating with shallow lowlands. In the region’s central and western parts, lowlands are more prominent. Some 125 rivers traverse through Bryansk region. The longest river is Desna, which happens to be tributary of river Dnieper. This river runs around 1,187 kilometers (738 miles). Other important rivers of this region are the Bolva, Nerussa, Navlya and Sudost. All these rivers are tributaries originating from the Desna. Other smaller rivers include Iput and Besed. The region is also blessed with 49 big lakes, the largest being Lake Kozhany.
Bryansk region has thick forests on big areas and almost 25% territory of this region is covered by dense forests. The region also has big deposits of various minerals such as clay, sand, chalk and other materials used in construction. It also has deposits of Phosphorite. Various industries thrive in Bryansk region such as metalworking, machine building, wood processing, electronics and food processing.
Bryansk region is full of natural attractions due to its dense forests and think vegetation. It has many natural reserves for tourists. Some such important reserves are:
State Natural Biosphere Reserve: Also known as “Bryansk Forest”; this reserve is situated 180 km to the south of Bryansk and is only 25 km away from the federal highway, M3. This reserve is in the Suzemsky district. The reserve has been successful in restoring the numbers of European bison. Tourists can watch these wild animals roaming in their natural environment.
State Natural Reserve of Kletnyanskiy : This reserve is 140 km east to Bryansk and the federal highway M13 is only 20 km from here. The reserve is situated on the regions of Mglinsky and Kletnyanskiy districts. The reserve protects endangered and rare species of plants as well as animals.
Partizansky Oak (Micro-tourism cluster): This is 75 km to the south of Bryansk and falls 35 km east to M3, the federal highway, in Navlinsky district. This reserve proudly nurtures trees that are 200 years old.