Rostov-on-Don is situated in the South-Eastern section of the Ea st European Plain, on the bank of the river Don, 46 km far from its inflow to the Azov sea.
Moderately continental, winter is mild, average January temperature constitutes –4.6 °C. Summer is hot, long lasting, sunny weather prevails, average July temperature constitutes +23 °C. Precipitation constitutes approximately 500 mm per year.
Rostov-on-Don is situated in the Moscow Time Zone. Switch to daylight saving time takes place on the last Saturday of March, revert to standard time takes place on the last Saturday of October.
348.5 sq. km.
Distance to Moscow:
along Don river and Volga river – 3 192 km;
railway – 1 226 km;
motorway – 1 198 km;
airway – 960 km.