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Megion is a town in Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located at the altitude of 45m above sea level, on the right bank of the Ob River, 380km east of Khanty-Mansiysk and 760km northeast of Tyumen. The area of the town is 50.51km2 and the nearest airport is in Nizhnevartovsk (30km away). Population: 46,566 (2002 Census);HistoryIt was first mentioned in 1810. In 1961, the first oil in Western Siberia was struck there. On September 29, 1964, Megion was granted urban-type settlement status. On July 23, 1980, it was elevated in status to that of a town. Now the town is a center of the oil and natural gas industries.Administrative and municipal statusWithin the framework of administrative divisions, it is, together with one urban-type settlement, incorporated as the town of okrug significance of Megion—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the town of okrug significance of Megion is incorporated as Megion Urban Okrug.
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