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Encyclopedia > Tomsk Oblast
Tomsk Oblast (English)
Томская область (Russian)

Location of Tomsk Oblast in Russia
Coat of Arms Flag

Coat of arms of Tomsk Oblast

Flag of Tomsk Oblast
Anthem: none
Administrative center Tomsk
Established August 13, 1944
Political status
Federal district
Economic region
Oblast
Siberian
West Siberian
Code 70
Area
Area
- Rank
316,900 km²
16th
Population (as of the 2002 Census)
Population
- Rank
- Density
- Urban
- Rural
1,046,039 inhabitants
51st
3.3 inhab. / km²
67.7%
32.3%
Official language Russian
Government
Governor Viktor Kress
Legislative body State Duma
Charter Charter of Tomsk Oblast
Official website
http://www.tomsk.gov.ru/
Oblast administation office in Tomsk
Oblast administation office in Tomsk

Tomsk Oblast (Russian: То́мская о́бласть, Tomskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). It lies in the southeastern West Siberian Plain, in the southwest of the Siberian Federal District. Viktor Kress has been governor of the oblast since 1991. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... It has been suggested that the section intro from the article Civil flag be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links TomskOblastCoatOfArms. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogising the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognised either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... Flag Seal Location Tomsk and Oblast on the map of Russia Coordinates , Government Oblast Tomsk Mayor Aleksandr Makarov Geographical characteristics Area     City 294,6 km²     Land   294,6 km²     Water   0 km² Population     City (end of 2005) 509,568     Density   1,730/km² Elevation +100 m Website: Municipality website Main... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 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). ... All of the federal subjects of Russia are grouped into seven federal districts (Russian: , sing. ... Russia is divided into eleven economic regions (Russian: экономические районы, sing. ... 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... Siberian Federal District (Russian: Сиби́рский федера́льный о́круг; tr. ... West Siberian economic region (Russian: ; tr. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Here is a list of the 88 federal subjects of Russia in order of size. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ... Here is a list of the 85* federal subjects of Russia in order of population according to the 2002 Census. ... Viktor Melkiorovich Kress (Russian: ) (b. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... This is a list of articles about the fundamental constitutional laws, known as Basic Laws, of various jurisdictions. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 548 pixelsFull resolution (2312 × 1583 pixel, file size: 634 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 548 pixelsFull resolution (2312 × 1583 pixel, file size: 634 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 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. ... The West Siberian Plain (Russian: За́падно-Сиби́рская равни́на) is a large plain that occupies the western portion of Siberia in Russia, between the Ural Mountains in the west and the Yenisei River in the east. ... Siberian Federal District (Russian: Сиби́рский федера́льный о́круг; tr. ... Viktor Melkiorovich Kress (Russian: ) (b. ...


The development of the territory which now belongs to the oblast began in the early 17th century. Tomsk itself was founded in 1604. Most of the oblast's 316,900 km² territory is inaccessible because it is covered with taiga woods and swamps. The oblast shares borders with Krasnoyarsk Krai, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, and Kemerovo Oblasts. Flag Seal Location Tomsk and Oblast on the map of Russia Coordinates , Government Oblast Tomsk Mayor Aleksandr Makarov Geographical characteristics Area     City 294,6 km²     Land   294,6 km²     Water   0 km² Population     City (end of 2005) 509,568     Density   1,730/km² Elevation +100 m Website: Municipality website Main... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Krasnoyarsk Krai (Russian: ) (2002 pop. ... Tyumen Oblast Coat of Arms Tyumen Oblast flag Tyumen Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast) in Urals Federal District. ... Omsk Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in southwestern Siberia. ... Novosibirsk Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Kemerovo Oblast (Russian: , Kemerovskaya oblast), often called Kuzbass () after the Kuznetsk Basin, is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), is located in southwestern Siberia, where the West-Siberian Plain meets the South Siberian mountains. ...


Tomsk Oblast is rich in natural resources, particularly oil, natural gas, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, peat, and underground waters. Forests are also among the most significant assets of the oblast: about 20% of the West Siberian forest resources are located in Tomsk Oblast. Industry makes up about half of the regional GDP, while agriculture contributes 19% and construction 13%. Chemical and oil industries are the most developed in the region, followed by machine construction. The oblast's major export items are: oil (62.1%), methanol (30.2%), and machines and equipment (4.8%). Oil extraction and lumbering are the major business of the region's joint ventures. Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane but including significant quantities of ethane, butane, propane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen sulfide. ... Peat in Lewis, Scotland Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation matter. ... Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, carbinol, wood alcohol, wood naptha or wood spirits, is a chemical compound with chemical formula CH3OH. It is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colourless, flammable, poisonous liquid with a distinctive odor that is somewhat milder and sweeter than ethanol (ethyl alcohol). ...


The oblast is home to 6 state higher education institutions and 47 research institutes.


Time zone

Tomsk Oblast is located in the Novosibirsk Time Zone (NOVT/NOVST). UTC offset is +0600 (NOVT)/+0700 (NOVST). Image File history File links RTZ5. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ...


Administrative divisions

Cities under the federal government management: Seversk (Северск) Cities and towns under the oblasts jurisdiction: Tomsk (Томск) (administrative center) City districts: Kirovsky (Кировский) Leninsky (Ленинский) Oktyabrsky (Октябрьский) Sovetsky (Советский) Kedrovy (Кедровый) Strezhevoy (Стрежевой) Districts: Alexandrovsky (Александровский) with 6 selsovets under the districts jurisdiction. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Official site of Tomsk Area Goverment :: Regions (2069 words)
In the south it borders with the regions of the Kemerovo oblast, in the north – with the Pervomaisky region, in the east – with the Teguldetsky region and in the west with the Tomsky and Asinovsky regions.
In the north it borders with the Alexandrovsky region and the Tumen oblast, in the east – with the Verkhneketsky, Parabelsky regions and the Krasnoyarsk territory, in the south – with the Novosibirsk oblast, and with the Omsk and Tumen oblasts in the west.
The region borders with the Kemerovo oblast in the south, with the Krivosheinsky and Asinovsky regions in the north, with the Asinovsky and Zyryansky regions in the east, with the Krivosheinsky and Shegarsky regions in the west.
Tomsk Oblast travel guide - Wikitravel (364 words)
Tomsk is a region in Western Siberia, which borders Omsk Oblast and Tyumen Oblast to the west, Khantia-Mansia to the north, Krasnoyarsk (region) to the east, Kemerovo Oblast to the southeast, and Novosibirsk Oblast to the south.
Tomsk — the capital is a 400 year old quintessential Siberian city of historical importance and famed for its "gingerbread" traditional wooden houses and neoclassical University buildings
The Tomsk region was long an important center of Western Siberia, but lost importance after the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway, which passed the region by to the south.
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