Orsk

Orsk

Orsk (Russian: Орск) is the second largest city in Orenburg Oblast, Russia, located on the steppe about 100 kilometers (62 mi) southeast of the southern tip of the Ural Mountains. The city straddles the Ural River. Population: 239,800 (2010 Russian census);[3] 250,963 (2002 Census);[8] 270,711 (1989 Soviet census).[9] It lies adjacent to the Kazakhstan–Russia border.The city is located where the Ural River turns from south to west and where the Or River comes in from the southeast (hence the name). It was part of the Orenburg Line of forts.