Chita is a city and the administrative center of Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia, located at theconfluence of the Chita and Ingoda Rivers and on the Trans-Siberian Railway, 900 kilometers (560 mi) east of Irkutsk. Population — 339 453 (2015). The Trans-Siberian Highway passes through Chita. Two sections of the highway connect in Chita: the M55 Baikal Highway, which goes from Chita to Irkutsk, and the M58 Amur Highway, which goes from Chita to Khabarovsk. Chita is served by Kadala Airport, situated 15km to the west.