🇷🇺 Akademgorodok (Акаде́мгородо́к) is a part of the Sovetsky District of the city of Novosibirsk, Russia, located 30 km south of the city centre and about 10 km west of the Science town Koltsovo. It is the educational and scientific centre of Siberia. It is surrounded by a birch and pine forest on the shore of the Ob Sea, an artificial reservoir on the river Ob. Formally it is a part of Novosibirsk city, and has never been a closed city.
Located within Akademgorodok is Novosibirsk State University, 35 research institutes, a medical academy, apartment buildings and houses, and a variety of community amenities including stores, hotels, hospitals, restaurants and cafes, cinemas, clubs and libraries. The House of Scientists (Dom Uchyonykh), a social centre of Akademgorodok, hosts a library containing 100,000 volumes – Russian classics, modern literature and also many American, British, French, German, Polish books and magazines. The House of Scientists also includes a picture gallery, lecture halls and a concert hall.
As of 2015, 300 companies had been set up since 2011, employing about 9,000 people and generating 17bn roubles (£175M) annually. The area is sometimes called "Silicon Forest".
Akademgorodok has a population of over 100,000 people. Akademgorodok also forms part of the wider Novosibirsk Oblast which has a population of over 2,788,849 people. Akademgorodok is situated 30 km south of the centre of Novosibirsk.
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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Akademgorodok has links with:🇧🇬 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria 🇮🇹 Pisa, Italy