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Amur Oblast
Амурская область
Flag of Amur oblast Coat of arms of Amur Oblast
Administrative center Blagoveshchensk

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Ranked 14th

- 363,700 km²
- Here is a list of the 88 federal subjects of Russia in order of size. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


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- Density Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ...

Ranked 59th

- est. 902,844 (2002)
- est. 2.5/km² Here is a list of the 89 federal subjects of Russia in order of population according to the 2002 census. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Political status Oblast
Federal district Far Eastern
Economic Region Far Eastern
Cadaster #
Official language Russian
Governor Leonid Korotkov
Vice-Governor n/a
Legislature Council of People's Deputies
Anthem n/a

Amur Oblast (Russian: Аму́рская о́бласть, Amurskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its governor is Leonid Korotkov. Amur Oblast nor its not like scrubs rules whoooooo is situated about 8,000 km east of Moscow on the banks of the Amur and Zeya Rivers. It shares its border with Sakha Republic on the north, Khabarovsk Krai on the east, Amur river and China on the south and Chita Oblast on the west. The Russian Federation is divided into 89 subjects (administrative units), 49 of which are oblasts: Amur Arkhangelsk Astrakhan Belgorod Bryansk Chelyabinsk Chita Irkutsk Ivanovo Kaliningrad Kaluga Kamchatka Kemerovo Kirov Kostroma Kurgan Kursk Leningrad Lipetsk Magadan Moscow Murmansk Nizhny Novgorod Novgorod Novosibirsk Omsk Orenburg Oryol Penza Perm Pskov Rostov Ryazan Sakhalin... All of the federal subjects of Russia are grouped into seven federal districts (Russian: , sing. ... Far Eastern Federal District (Russian: Дальневосто́чный федера́льный о́круг; tr. ... Russia is divided into eleven economic regions (Russian: экономические районы, sing. ... Far Eastern economic region (Russian: ; tr. ... Russia has one official language; Russian. ... Leonid Viktoryvich Korotkov (born January 10, 1965) is the governor of Amur Oblast in Siberia in Russia. ... The Council of the Peoples Deputies (Rat der Volksbeauftragten) was the name given to the government of the November Revolution in Germany from November 1918 until Febuary 1919. ... The characters n/a (sometimes N/A) is an abbreviation that is mainly used in information tables. ... Russia is a federation which consists of 88 subjects (Russian: ; English transliteration: subyekty, sing. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Leonid Viktoryvich Korotkov (born January 10, 1965) is the governor of Amur Oblast in Siberia in Russia. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... The Amur (Russian: Амур) (Simplified Chinese: 黑龙江; Traditional Chinese: 黑龍江; Hēilóng Jiāng, literally meaning Black Dragon River) (Mongolian: Хара-Мурэн, Khara-Muren or Black River) (Manchu: Sahaliyan Ula, literal meaning Black... Zeya River (Russian: ), 1,242 km long, is a southern tributary of the Amur River. ... Capital Yakutsk Area - total - % water Ranked 1st - 3,103,200 km² - negligible Population - Total - Density Ranked 58th - est. ... Khabarovsk Krai (Russian: ) (1995 pop. ... The Amur River (Russian: Амур; Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , or Black Dragon River; Mayan; Mongolian: Хара-Мурэн, Khara-Muren or Black River; Manchu: Sahaliyan Ula, literal meaning Black River) is Earths eighth longest river, forming the border between the Russian Far East and Manchuria in China. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Amur Krai or Priamurye (Аму́рский край, Приаму́рье) were unofficial names for the Russian territories by the Amur River used in the late Imperial Russia that approximately correspond to the modern Amur Oblast. Priamurye was originally territory of the semi-nomadic Manchu people before their conquest of China. It was returned to the Qing Dynasty in the Treaty of Nerchinsk and annexed by Russia in 1858 by the Treaty of Aigun between Russia and Qing Dynasty.

Area: 363,700 km². Population: 887,600 (2005 est.)[1]; 902,844 (2002 Census); 1,057,781 (1989 Census). 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ...

Its administrative center, Blagoveshchensk, one of the oldest settlements in the Far East, was founded in 1856. It is a traditional center of trade and gold mining. The territory is accessed by two railroads, the Trans-Siberian railway and the Baikal-Amur Mainline. Blagoveshchensk (Russian: Благовещенск) (pop. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... Trans-Siberian line in red; Baikal Amur Mainline in green. ... Russian Байкало-Амурская Магистраль, Baikal-Amur Magistral, BAM) is a railway line in Russia. ...

The Oblast received its first influx of Russian settlers in the mid 17th century. They were looking for a more temperate climate as an escape from the north. However the cruelty of the Russians toward the local population forced them to look for protection from Manchuria. After the Opium War, when the Manchurian Empire was exposed to the outside world, Russian explorers once again moved to the region (mostly Cossacks and peasant farmers). The last influx of people arrived upon the completion of the Trans Siberian Railroad. Manchuria (Manchu: Manju; Traditional Chinese: 滿洲; Simplified Chinese: 满洲; pinyin: Mǎnzhōu, Russian: ) is a vast territorial region in northeast Asia. ... There were two Opium Wars between Britain and China. ...



The Stanovoi Range forms the dividing line between Yakutia and the Amur Oblast and spread across the entire northern border of the territory. Dwarf Siberian pine and alpine tundra grow at higher elevations on these mountains and larch forests with small stands of flat-leaved birch and pine forests grow alongside the river plains. The Zeya River begins in these mountains in the northeast. The middle reaches of this great river were dammed to create the huge Zeysky Reservoir, which sprawls over 2,500 km² between the Stanovoy Mountains and a southern parallel range running across the center of the Oblast. The low lands between these two mountain ranges make up the Upper Zeysky Plain, which is primarily marshland with larch and pine forests. South of the second ridge is the vast Amur River plain which covers up to 40% of the region. The Stanovoi Range (Russian: Станово́й хребе́т), also spelled as Stanovoy Range, is a mountain range located in southeastern parts of the Russian Far East. ... The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Саха́ (Яку́тия); Yakut: Саха Республиката) is a federal subject of... In physical geography, tundra is an area where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. ... Species About 12; see text Siberian larch Male (above) and female (below right) cones of Japanese Larch emerging in spring Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. ... Species Many species; see text and classification Birch is the name of any tree of the genus Betula, in the family Betulaceae, closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae. ... For other uses, see Pine (disambiguation). ... Zeya River (Russian: ), 1,242 km long, is a southern tributary of the Amur River. ...

Along the eastern border of the Amur Oblast is another series of mountains separating Amur from the Khabarovsk Krai. These larch and fir-spruce forests form the watershed of the Selemdzha River, which flows south into the Zeya, continues to the city of Blagoveschchensk and then into the Amur River. Southeast of the Selemdzha are the Bureya and Arkhara Rivers, which have the richest remaining forests in the oblast with Korean pine, Limmonik, Mongolian oak and other Manchurian flora. The Zeya, Amur, and Buraya rivers form a cradle for the highest biodiversity in the Amur Region - the Zeysko-Burenskaya Plain. Much of this plain has been burned for agriculture, but large patches still remain. Japanese Daurian and Far Eastern western cranes nest here, as well as a host of other rare birds. Khabarovsk Krai (Russian: ) (1995 pop. ... FIR may stand for: finite impulse response (a property of some digital filters) far infrared, i. ... Species About 35; see text. ... Selemdzha River (Селемджа in Russian) is a river in the Amur Oblast in Russia. ... Binomial name Pinus koraiensis The Korean Pine (Pinus koraiensis; family Pinaceae) is a species of pine tree that occurs in eastern Asia, in Manchuria in northeast China, Primorsky Krai and Khabarovsk Krai in the far east of Russia, Korea and central Japan. ...

Time zone

The Amur Oblast is located in the Yakutsk Time Zone (YAKT/YAKST). UTC offset is +0900 (YAKT)/+1000 (YAKST). Image File history File links RTZ8. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC - see Abbreviation below for explanation) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ...

Administrative divisions

Urban settlements under the federal government management: Uglegorsk (Углегорск) Cities and towns under the oblasts jurisdiction: Blagoveshchensk (Благовещенск) (administrative center) Belogorsk (Белогорск) Raychikhinsk (Райчихинск) Urban settlements under the towns jurisdiction: Novoraychikhinsk (Новорайчихинск) Progress (Прогресс) Shiroky (Широкий) Shimanovsk (Шимановск) Svobodny (Свободный) Tynda (Тында) Zeya (Зея) Districts: Arkharinsky (Архаринский) Urban settlements under the districts jurisdiction: Arkhara (Архара) with 16 selsovets under the...


According to the 2002 Census, ethnic Russians, at 831,004, made up 92% of the population. Other prominent ethnic groups in the region include Ukrainians at 31,475 (3.5%), Belorussians at 7,827 (.8%), and Tatars at 4,889 (.5%). The rest of the residents identified with over 120 different ethnic groups, with each ethnic group making up less than .5% of the population. A small number of respondents (1447 people) chose not to state their ethnicity.[1]

  • Total Population: 902,844
    • Urban: 594,386 (65.8%)
    • Rural: 308,458 (34.2%)
    • Male: 435,483 (48.2%)
    • Female: 467,361 (51.8)
  • Females per 1000 males: 1073
  • Average Age: 33.5 years
    • Urban: 32.9 years
    • Rural: 34.9 years
    • Male: 31.3 years
    • Female: 36.1 years
  • Number of households: 329,650 (with 876,241 people)
    • Urban: 220,774 (with 577,222 people)
    • Rural: 108,876 (with 299,019 people)

Notes and references

  1. ^ “All Russian Population Census 2002”. Russian Federal Service of Governmental Statistics. Retrieved on 2006-11-10.

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ...

External link

  • (Russian) Official website of Amur Oblast.
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  1. A referendum on merging Chita Oblast and Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug into Zabaykalsky Krai will be held on 11 March 2007.
  2. On January 1, 2008, Ust-Orda Buryat Autonomous Okrug will be merged into Irkutsk Oblast.
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Amur Oblast (Russian: Аму́рская о́бласть, Amurskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
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Amur has an area of 363,700 sq km (140,425 sq mi).
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Blagoveshchensk, city in far eastern Russia and capital of Amur Oblast.
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