Megion is a town in Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located at the altitude of 45 meters (148 ft) above the sea level, on the right bank of the Ob River, 380 kilometers (240 mi) east of Khanty-Mansiysk and 760 kilometers (470 mi) northeast of Tyumen. The area of the town is 50.51 square kilometers (19.50 sq mi) and the nearest airport is in Nizhnevartovsk (30 kilometers (19 mi) away). Population: 49,471 (2010 Census preliminary results); 46,566 (2002 Census); 39,783 (1989 Census).
It 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.