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Volgograd Oblast (Russian: Волгогра́дская о́бласть, Volgogradskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Volgograd. Image File history File links RussiaVolgograd2007-01. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Volgograd_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. ... Volgograd (Russian: ), formerly called Tsaritsyn (Russian: ) (1598–1925) and Stalingrad (Russian: ) (1925–1961) is a city in and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. ...

Area: 113,900 km²; population: 2,699,223 (as of the 2002 Census). Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ...

Administrative divisions

Cities and towns under the oblasts jurisdiction: Volgograd (Волгоград) (administrative center) city districts: Dzerzhinsky (Дзержинский) Urban-type settlements under the city districts jurisdiction: Gumrak (Гумрак) Kirovsky (Кировский) Krasnoarmeysky (Красноармейский) Urban-type settlements under the city districts jurisdiction: Yuzhny (Южный) with 2 selsovets under the city districts jurisdiction. ...

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  • (Russian) Official website of Volgograd Oblast
  • (Russian) Volga34 – directory organizations of Volgograd Oblast.
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  Results from FactBites:
Volgograd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (725 words)
Volgograd originated with the foundation in 1589 of the fortress of Tsaritsyn at the confluence of the Tsaritsa and Volga rivers.
The fortress, which took its name from the local Tatar language, was established to defend the unstable southern border of tsarist Russia and became the nucleus of a trading settlement.
Modern Volgograd is still an important industrial city with a major railway junction with links to Moscow, the Donbas region of Ukraine, the Caucasus, and Siberia.
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