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Encyclopedia > Saratov Oblast

Saratov Oblast (Russian: Сара́товская о́бласть, Saratovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in the Volga Federal District. Its administrative center is the city of Saratov. Major cities include Balakovo (pop. 200,600 as of 2002) and Engels (pop. 193,800). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saratov_Oblast. ... Russia is a federation which consists of 86 subjects[1]. These subjects are of equal federal rights in the sense that they have equal representation—two delegates each—in the Federation Council (upper house of the Russian parliament). ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Volga (Privolzhsky) Federal District (Russian: ; tr. ... Saratov (Russian: ) is a major city in Russia. ... Balakovo (Russian: ) is a town in Saratov Oblast, Russia. ... Engels (Russian: Энгельс) is a city in the Saratov Oblast in Russia. ...


Area: 100,200 km² (ranked 33rd): population: 2,668,310 (2002 Census). Here is a list of the 88 federal subjects of Russia in order of size. ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ...

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Geography

Time zone

Saratov Oblast is located in the Moscow Time Zone (MSK/MSD). UTC offset is +0300 (MSK)/+0400 (MSD). Image File history File links RTZ2. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Moscow Time (Russian: ) is the time zone for the city of Moscow, Russia and most of western Russia, including Saint Petersburg, Russia. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ...


Administrative divisions

Towns under the federal government management: Shikhany (Шиханы) Urban-type settlements under the federal government management: Svetly (Светлый) Cities and towns under the oblasts jurisdiction: Saratov (Саратов) (administrative center) city districts: Frunzensky (Фрунзенский) Kirovsky (Кировский) Leninsky (Ленинский) Oktyabrsky (Октябрьский) Volzhsky (Волжский) Zavodskoy (Заводской) Atkarsk (Аткарск) Balakovo (Балаково) with 1 okrug under the citys jurisdiction. ...

Demographics

Total population (2002): 2,668,310 (ranked 19th) Here is a list of the 85* federal subjects of Russia in order of population according to the 2002 Census. ...


Ethnic groups: Most of the ethnic Germans who used to live in the area have been repatriated. The German Consulate in Saratov closed in June 2004, stating that there were only 18,000 ethnic Germans left in the oblast (including 2,000 in the city of Saratov) Volga German pioneer family commemorative statue in Victoria, Kansas, USA. The Volga Germans (German: or Russlanddeutsche) were ethnic Germans living near the Volga River in the region of southern European Russia around Saratov and to the south, maintaining German culture, language, traditions and religions: Evangelical Lutheranism, Reformed and Roman Catholicism...


There were twenty recognised ethnic groups of more than two thousand persons each in Saratov Oblast at the time of the 2002 census. The national composition was reported to be: • Russians:(86.37%); • Kazakhs:(2.95%); • Ukrainians:(2.53%); • Tatars:(2.17%); • Armenians:(0.94%); • Mordovians:(0.62%); • Azerbaijani:(0.61%); • Chuvash:(0.60%); • Germans:(0.46%); • Chechens:(0.32%); • Lezgins:(0.20%); • Bashkirs:(0.15%); • Mari:(0.15%); • Moldovans:(0.14%); • Jews:(0.13%); • Roma:(0.10%); • Koreans:(0.10%); • Kurds:(0.09%); • Georgians:(0.08%); • Uzbeks:(0.08%), • and 0.75% others. • In addition, another 0.50% of the inhabitants declined to state their nationality on the census questionnaire.[1] Languages Kazakh (and/or languages in country of residence) Religions Sunni Islam The Kazakhs (also spelled Kazaks, Qazaqs; Kazakh: Қазақтар []; Russian: Казахи; the English name is transliterated from Russian) are a Turkic people of the northern parts of Central Asia (largely Kazakhstan, but also found in parts of Uzbekistan, China, Russia, and... Tatars (Tatar: Tatarlar/Татарлар), sometimes spelled Tartar (more about the name), is a collective name applied to the Turkic speaking people of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. ... The Mordvins (Mordva) are a people who speak languages of the Finno-Volgaic branch of the Finno-Ugric language family. ... The Chuvash are a bunch of pakis . ... This article covers the Chechen people as an ethnic group, not Chechen meaning citizens of Chechnya. ... Flag of the Lezgian people The Lezgins, also called the Lezgin, Lezgi, Lezgis, Lezgs, and Lezgians are an ethnic group who live mainly in southern Dagestan and northern Azerbaijan who speak the Lezgi language. ... The Bashkirs, a Turkic people, live in Russia, mostly in the republic of Bashkortostan. ... Mari may refer to: Ethnic Mari El, a republic of Russian Federation Mari language, Finno-Ugric language Mari people, a Volga-Finnic people People Mari (composer), a video game music composer Mari (singer), a female vocalist Saint Mari, a Christian saint Other Mari (goddess), the main divinity of pre-Christian... Languages Romani, languages of native region Religions Christianity, Islam Related ethnic groups South Asians (Desi) The Roma (singular Rom; sometimes Rroma, Rrom) or Romanies are an ethnic group living in many communities all over the world. ... Kurds are one of the Iranian peoples and speak Kurdish, a north-Western Iranian language related to Persian. ...


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Saratov Oblast
  • (English) Official website of Saratov Oblast.
  • Internet - presentation of Saratov' region

Coordinates: 51°30′N, 47°00′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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REGIONAL CORNER: SARATOV OBLAST (535 words)
The Saratov oblast is crossed by the Volga river.
Saratov is one of the largest river ports on the Volga.
During the past three years, the Saratov oblast Duma, in conjunction with the Regional Government, adopted a number of laws to stimulate and guarantee private investments in the Saratov region.
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Saratov, Саратов, is a major city in southern European Russia.
It is the capital of Saratov oblast and a major port on the Volga river.
Saratov became an important shipping port in the 1800s, and developed industrially after a railroad linking it to Moscow was finished in 1870.
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