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Coat of arms of Vladimir Oblast

Vladimir Oblast (Russian: Влади́мирская о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the medieval Russian capital Vladimir, which is 190 km to the east from the present-day capital, Moscow. For detailed information about the area's medieval history, see Zalesye and Vladimir-Suzdal. The 12th-century cathedrals of Vladimir, Suzdal, Bogolyubovo and Kideksha are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Image File history File links RussiaVladimir2005. ... Image File history File links Vladimir_Oblast_Flag. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (898x897, 384 KB) This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (898x897, 384 KB) This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia. ... 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. ... Population 315,954 (2002) Time zone Moscow (MSK/MSD), UTC +0300 (MSK)/+0400 (MSD) Latitude/Longitude 56°09´N 40°25´E Vladimir (Russian: ) is a city in Russia, an administrative center of Vladimir Oblast. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: (help· info)) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... Zalesye (literally: over the woods) or Opolye (literally: in the fields) is a historical region of Russia, comprising the north and west parts of Vladimir Oblast, the north-east of Moscow Oblast and the south of Yaroslavl Oblast. ... Vladimir-Suzdal Principality, Vladimir-Suzdal Rus (Владимирско-Суздальская Русь), or Vladimir-Suzdal Grand Duchy (Влади́миро-Су́здальское кня́жество) was one of major principalities within the Kievan Rus and after its collapse. ... Population 315,954 (2002) Time zone Moscow (MSK/MSD), UTC +0300 (MSK)/+0400 (MSD) Latitude/Longitude 56°09´N 40°25´E Vladimir (Russian: ) is a city in Russia, an administrative center of Vladimir Oblast. ... St. ... Bogolyubovo (Russian: Боголюбово) is an urban type settlement in the Vladimir Oblast in Russia, located some 10 km northeast of Vladimir. ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


Area 29,000 km², population 1,523,990 (as of 2002 All-Russia Population Census). For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...

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Geography

Vladimir Oblast borders Moscow, Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, Ryazan, and Nizhny Novgorod Oblasts. Moscow oblast (Моско́вская о́бласть) is an administrative subdivision of Russia officially established on January 14, 1929. ... Yaroslavl Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), which is located in the Central Federal District, surrounded by Tver, Moscow, Ivanovo, Vladimir, Kostroma, and Vologda Oblasts. ... Ivanovo Oblast (Russian: )(21,400 km², pop. ... Ryazan Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ...


Time zone

Vladimir Oblast is located in the Moscow Time Zone (MSK/MSD). UTC offset is +0300 (MSK)/+0400 (MSD). Time zones of Europe: Moscow Time (MSK) is the time zone 3 hours ahead of UTC (UTC+3). ... UTC redirects here. ...


Administrative divisions

Districts

Vladimir Oblast consists of the following districts (raions): See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ...

  • Alexandrovsky (Александровский) - centred on the town of Alexandrov, famous as the principal residence of Ivan the Terrible
  • Gorokhovetsky (Гороховецкий) - centered on the town of Gorokhovets, rich in 17th-century pre-Petrine architecture
  • Gus-Khrustalny (Гусь-Хрустальный) - centered on Gus Khrustalny, a notable centre of glass production
  • Kameshkovsky (Камешковский)
  • Kirzhachsky (Киржачский) - centered on the historic town of Kirzhach
  • Kolchuginsky (Кольчугинский)
  • Kovrovsky (Ковровский) - centered on the textile centre Kovrov, with the site of Starodub-on-the-Klyazma in the vicinity
  • Melenkovsky (Меленковский)
  • Muromsky (Муромский) - centered on Murom, the oldest town in the area, seat of medieval princes, and site of numerous historic monuments
  • Petushinsky (Петушинский)
  • Selivanovsky (Селивановский)
  • Sobinsky (Собинский)
  • Sudogodsky (Судогодский)
  • Suzdalsky (Суздальский) - centered on Suzdal, the town-museum, World Heritage Site and medieval capital of Vladimir-Suzdal
  • Vyaznikovsky (Вязниковский) - centered on the merchant town of Vyazniki, fine specimens of 17th-century architecture
  • Yuryev-Polsky (Юрьев-Польский) - centered on Yuriev-Polsky, seat of a medieval principality and site of the 13th-century cathedral

Alexandrov (Алекса́ндров) is a town in Vladimir Oblast, Russia. ... Ivan IV (August 25, 1530–March 18, 1584) was the first ruler of Russia to assume the title of tsar. ... Gorokhovets coat of arms combines Vladimirs heraldic lion with peas, alluding to the plant which gave rise to the towns name. ... Gus Khrustalny (Гусь-Хрустальный in Russian) is a town in the Vladimir Oblast in Russia, located on the Gus River (a tributary of the Oka River) 63 km south of Vladimir. ... This article refers to the material. ... Kirzhach is a Russian town of 22,700 inhabitants. ... Kovrov (Ковро́в) is a town on right bank of the river Klyazma (tributary of Oka River) and situated in central European path of Russia in Vladimir Oblast (250 km from Moscow), at 56°22′N 41°20′E. Kovrov is administrative center of Kovrov district of Vladimir Oblast. ... Starodub-on-the-Klyazma used to be a prominent urban centre of Russian Opolye from the 12th until 14th centuries. ... Murom downtown sprawls along the bank of the Oka Murom (Russian: ; Old Norse: Moramar) is a historic city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls majestically along the left bank of Oka River, about 300 km east of Moscow, at 55°34′N 42°02′E. Population is 145,500 (2002). ... St. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... Vladimir-Suzdal Principality, Vladimir-Suzdal Rus (Владимирско-Суздальская Русь), or Vladimir-Suzdal Grand Duchy (Влади́миро-Су́здальское кня́жество) was one of major principalities within the Kievan Rus and after its collapse. ... Vyazniki is a town of 40,400 inhabitants in the Vladimir Oblast of Russia. ... Yuriev-Polsky (Yuriev Polskoy) (Юрьев-Польский or Юрьев Польской in Russian) is a town in the Vladimir Oblast in Russia, located in the upper reaches of the Koloksha River, 68 km northwest of Vladimir. ...

External link

  • (Russian) Official website of Vladimir Oblast.


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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 | Tula | Tver | 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 take effect on 1 January 2008.
  3. On 1 July 2007, Kamchatka Oblast and Koryakia will merge to form Kamchatka Krai.
Federal districts
Central | Far Eastern | Northwestern | Siberian | Southern | Urals | Volga

  Results from FactBites:
 
Vladimir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1133 words)
The neighboring town of Suzdal, for instance, was mentioned in 1024, and yet its 12th century inhabitants alluded to Vladimir as a young town and treated its rulers with arrogance.
In the seniority conflicts of the 12th and early 13th centuries, Vladimir was repeatedly described as a "young town" compared to Suzdal and Rostov.
After the Mongols, Vladimir never fully recovered, and even though it remained capital through the middle of the 14th century and continued as the seat of the metropolitans of Russia, it gradually lost its political significance to the new principalities of Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod.
Regional Corner, Vladimir Oblast, Russia (552 words)
Vladimir oblast is an industrial and agricultural region located in central Russia 180 kilometers east of Moscow.
The oblast has a population of 1.5 million, of whom 360,000 live in the regional capital, which also is called Vladimir.
Vladimir City is connected to eight other cities in the region by municipal railways.
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