The city is notable for its nature landscapes; author Anton Chekhov judged Krasnoyarsk to be the most beautiful city in Siberia.
The total area of the city, including suburbs and the river, is 348 square kilometers (134sqmi).
The Yenisei River flows from west to east through the city. Due to the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric dam32 kilometers (20mi) upstream, the Yenisei never freezes in winter and never exceeds +14°C (57°F) in summer through the city. Near the city center, its elevation is 136 meters (446ft) above sea level. There are several islands in the river, the largest of which are Tatyshev and Otdyha Isles, used mainly for recreation.
Wildfires are devastating towns in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region, local emergency services have reported ... At least 17 people were reportedly injured in the fires, and 14 have been hospitalized, according to TASS news agency ... Over 480 buildings in the province have been ravaged by the fires, the regional Emergencies Ministry office told RIA news agency.
At least eight people have died in fires in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk in eastern Russia where flames have ripped through villages and high winds have hampered efforts to extinguish the blazes. Due to the ferocity of the wildfires, the Krasnoyarsk region has declared a state of emergency.