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Encyclopedia > Irkutsk Oblast

Irkutsk Oblast (Russian: Ирку́тская о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in south-eastern Siberia in the basins of Angara, Lena, and Nizhnyaya Tunguska rivers, and occupies an area of 767,900 km² (4.6% of Russia's territory).. The administrative center of the krai is Irkutsk. Image File history File links Irkutsk_Oblast_Flag. ... Image File history File links RussiaIrkutsk2005. ... Russia is a federation which consists of 89 subjects (Russian: субъект(Ñ‹); English transliteration: subyekty, sing. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Siberia Siberia (Russian: , common English transliterations: Sibir’, Sibir; from the Tatar for “sleeping land”) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of northern Asia. ... Angara (Ангара́) is a river, 1840 km (1150 m. ... The Lena River ( Russian: Ле́на) in Siberia is the 10th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest watershed. ... The Lower Tunguska (Russian Nizhnyaya Tunguska) is a river in Siberia. ... Irkutsks location Irkutsk (Иркутск), the chief town of the Irkutsk Oblast, is one of the most important places in Siberia, being not only the principal commercial depot north of Tashkent, but also a fortified military post, an archbishopric of the Russian Orthodox Church and the seat of several learned societies. ...

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Geography

Irkutsk Oblast borders with the Buryat and Tuva Republics in the south and south-west, the Krasnoyarsk Krai in the west, the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic in the northeast, and the Chita Oblast in the east. A unique and world-famous lake, Lake Baikal, is located in the southeast of the region. It contains the autonomous district of Ust-Orda Buryatia. The Buryat Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Буря́тия; Buryat: Буряад Республика) is a Russian Federation (a republic). ... Tuva or Tyva (Russian: Республика Тыва [Тува], Respublika Tyva [Tuva]) (pop. ... Krasnoyarsk Krai (Russian: ) (2002 pop. ... The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Саха́ (Яку́тия); Yakut: Саха Республиката) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Lake Baikal The Yenisei River basin, Lake Baikal, and the cities of Dikson, Dudinka, Turukhansk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk Lake Baikal (Russian: О́зеро Байка́л (Ozero Baykal)), a lake in southern Siberia, Russia, between Irkutsk Oblast on the northwest and Buryatia on the southeast, near Irkutsk. ... Ust-Orda Buryatia (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an autonomous okrug of Irkutsk Oblast). ...


Time zone

Irkutsk Oblast is located in the Irkutsk Time Zone (IRKT/IRKST). UTC offset is +0800 (IRKT)/+0900 (IRKST). Image File history File links RTZ7. ... Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time or Z, is an atomic realization of Universal Time (UT) or Greenwich Mean Time, the astronomical basis for civil time. ...

Climate

The climate is continental. Almost half the year the temperature is below 0°C. Winter is frosty, and the temperature is generally from -17°C to -33°C. Summer is hot, short, and dry in the first half, and humid in the second. The temperature is generally between +17°C and +33°C.


Administrative divisions

Districts

Irkutsk Oblast consists of the following districts (районы):

  • Angarsky (Ангарский)
  • Balagansky (Балаганский)
  • Bodaybinsky (Бодайбинский)
  • Bratsky (Братский)
  • Cheremkhovsky (Черемховский)
  • Chunsky (Чунский)
  • Irkutsky (Иркутский)
  • Kachugsky (Качугский)
  • Katangsky (Катангский)
  • Kazachinsko-Lensky (Казачинско-Ленский)
  • Kirensky (Киренский)
  • Kuytunsky (Куйтунский)
  • Mamsko-Chuysky (Мамско-Чуйский)
  • Nizhneilimsky (Нижнеилимский)
  • Nizhneudinsky (Нижнеудинский)
  • Olkhonsky (Ольхонский)
  • Shelekhovsky (Шелеховский)
  • Slyudyansky (Слюдянский)
  • Tayshetsky (Тайшетский)
  • Tulunsky (Тулунский)
  • Usolsky (Усольский)
  • Ust-Ilimsky (Усть-Илимский)
  • Ust-Kutsky (Усть-Кутский)
  • Ust-Udinsky (Усть-Удинский)
  • Zalarinsky (Заларинский)
  • Zhigalovsky (Жигаловский)
  • Ziminsky (Зиминский)

Demographics

The population of the region is 2.77 million, from which 79.6% are urban, and 20.4% are rural. The density of the population is 3.5 people per square kilometer, whereas the average density for Russia is 8.7. Irkutsk is the administrative center, with a population of 594,500. Other large cities are Angarsk (267,000 people), Bratsk (253,600 people), Usolye-Sibirskoye (104,300 people), and Ust-Ilimsk (107,200 people). Irkutsks location Irkutsk (Иркутск), the chief town of the Irkutsk Oblast, is one of the most important places in Siberia, being not only the principal commercial depot north of Tashkent, but also a fortified military post, an archbishopric of the Russian Orthodox Church and the seat of several learned societies. ... Angarsky Prospekt Angarsk (Russian: Ангарск) is a city in the Irkutsk Oblast, South-East Siberia, Russia. ... Bratsk is a Russian city in the Irkutsk Oblast in eastern Siberia. ... Usolie-Sibirskoe is a city in the Irkutsk region of Siberia. ... Ust-Ilimsk (Усть-Илимск in Russian) is a town in the Irkutsk Oblast in Russia, located on the Angara River. ...


See also: Subdivisions of Russia Federal subjects of the Russian Federation Being the largest country in the world, and one of the most populated, Russia incorporates several types and levels of subdivisions. ...




Administrative subdivisions of Russia Flag of Russia
Federal subjects
Republics Adygeya | Altai | Bashkortostan | Buryatia | Chechnya | Chuvashia | Dagestan | Ingushetia | Kabardino-Balkaria | Karelia | Khakassia | Komi | Kalmykia | Karachay-Cherkessia | Mari El | Mordovia | North Ossetia-Alania | Sakha | Tatarstan | Tuva | Udmurtia
Krais Altai | Khabarovsk | Krasnodar | Krasnoyarsk1 | Perm | Primorsky | Stavropol
Oblasts Amur | Arkhangelsk | Astrakhan | Belgorod | Bryansk | Chelyabinsk | Chita | Irkutsk2 | Ivanovo | Kaliningrad | Kaluga | Kamchatka3 | Kemerovo | Kirov | Kostroma | Kurgan | Kursk | Leningrad | Lipetsk | Magadan | Moscow | Murmansk | Nizhny Novgorod | Novgorod | Novosibirsk | Omsk | Orenburg | Oryol | Penza | Pskov | Rostov | Ryazan | Sakhalin | Samara | Saratov | Smolensk | Sverdlovsk | Tambov | Tomsk | Tver | Tula | Tyumen | Ulyanovsk | Vladimir | Volgograd | Vologda | Voronezh | Yaroslavl
Federal cities Moscow | St. Petersburg
Autonomous oblast Jewish
Autonomous districts Aga Buryatia | Chukotka | Evenkia1 | Khantia-Mansia | Koryakia3 | Nenetsia | Taymyria1 | Ust-Orda Buryatia2 | Yamalia
  1. On 1 January 2007, Evenkia and Taymyria will be merged into Krasnoyarsk Krai.
  2. A referendum is to be held on 16 April 2006 on merging Ust-Orda Buryatia into Irkutsk Oblast. If the result is in favour, the merger will occur on 1 January 2008.
  3. On 1 July 2007, Kamchatka Oblast and Koryakia will be merged to form Kamchatka Krai.
Federal districts
Central | Southern | Northwestern | Far East | Siberian | Urals | Privolzhsky (Volga)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Irkutsk Oblast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (324 words)
Irkutsk Oblast (Russian: Ирку́тская о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in south-eastern Siberia in the basins of Angara, Lena, and Nizhnyaya Tunguska rivers, and occupies an area of 767,900 km² (4.6% of Russia's territory).
Irkutsk Oblast borders with the Buryat and Tuva Republics in the south and south-west, the Krasnoyarsk Krai in the west, the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic in the northeast, and the Chita Oblast in the east.
Irkutsk is the administrative center, with a population of 594,500.
Irkutsk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (551 words)
Irkutsk (Иркутск), the chief town of the Irkutsk Oblast, is one of the most important places in Siberia, being not only the principal commercial depot north of Tashkent, but also a fortified military post, an archbishopric of the Russian Orthodox Church and the seat of several learned societies.
A cathedral (built of wood in 1693 and rebuilt of stone in 1718), the governor's palace, a school of medicine, a museum, a military hospital, and the crown factories are among the public institutions and buildings.
Irkutsk became the major center of intellectual and social life for these exiles, and much of the city's cultural heritage comes from them; also, many of their wooden houses, adorned with ornate, hand-carved decorations, survive today in stark contrast with the standard Soviet apartment blocks that surround them.
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