The Novosibirsk region is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation. It is part of the Siberian Federal District.
The administrative center is the city of Novosibirsk.
The Novosibirsk region is located in the southeast of the West Siberian Plain. The area of the territory of the region is 177.76 thousand sq. Km. The length of the area from west to east is 642 km, from north to south – 444 km.
In the north it borders on the Tomsk region, in the south-west – with Kazakhstan, in the west – with the Omsk region, in the south – with the Altai Territory, in the east – with the Kemerovo region.
The climate is continental, the average temperature in January is from -16 in the south to -20 ° C in the northern regions. The average July temperature is +18 … + 20 ° C. The average annual air temperature is 0.2 ° C. The absolute maximum is +42.1 ° C, the minimum is -51 ° C.
Frosts on the soil begin in the second half of September and end at the end of May. The duration of the cold period is 178, the warm period is 188, the frost-free period is 120 days.