Astrakhan Oblast

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Astrakhan Oblast
Астраханская область (Russian)
—  Oblast  —


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 47°14′N 47°14′E / 47.233°N 47.233°E / 47.233; 47.233Coordinates: 47°14′N 47°14′E / 47.233°N 47.233°E / 47.233; 47.233
Political status
Federal districtSouthern[1]
Economic regionVolga[2]
EstablishedDecember 27, 1943[3]
Administrative centerAstrakhan
Government (as of April 2014)
 • Governor[5]Igor Babushkin[4]
 • LegislatureOblast Duma[6]
Area (as of the 2002 Census)[7]
 • Total44,100 km2 (17,000 sq mi)
Area rank55th
Population (2010 Census)[8]
 • Total1,010,073
 • Rank52nd
 • Density[9]22.9/km2 (59/sq mi)
 • Urban66.7%
 • Rural33.3%
Population (January 2013 est.)
 • Total1,013,800[10]
Time zone(s)MSK (UTC+04:00)
ISO 3166-2RU-AST
License plates30
Official languagesRussian[11]
Official website

Astrakhan Oblast (Russian: Астраха́нская о́бласть, Astrakhanskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia. It is an oblast. It is in southern Russia. Its administrative center is the city of Astrakhan. About 1,000,000 people lived there at the 2010 Census.[8]

Geography[change | change source]

Astrakhan Oblast borders the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan, Volgograd Oblast, and Kalmykia. It is in the Russian Southern Federal District.

History[change | change source]

Historically, Astrakhan Oblast was home to the Buzhans, a Slavic tribe in southern Russia.

During the Soviet era, many nuclear bombs were tested underground in Astrakhan Oblast.

Population[change | change source]

1,010,073 (2010 Census);[8] 1,005,276 (2002 Census);[12] 998,114 (1989 Census).[13]

Ethnic groups[change | change source]

According to the 2010 census, the ethnic groups of Astrakhan Oblast were:[14]

Ethnicity Population Percentage
Russian 618,204 67.6%
Kazakh 149,415 16.3%
Tatar 60,523 6.6%
Dagestani[15] 16,397 1.8%
Ukrainian 8,132 0.9%
Azerbaijani 7,828 0.9%
Nogai 7,589 0.8%
Chechen 7,229 0.8%
Other 39.539 4.3%

Largest cities and towns[change | change source]

Largest cities or towns in Astrakhan Oblast
2010 Russian Census
Rank Administrative Division Pop.
1 Astrakhan City of oblast significance of Astrakhan 520,339 Znamensk
2 Akhtubinsk Akhtubinsky District 41,853
3 Znamensk Closed administrative-territorial formation of Znamensk 29,401
4 Kharabali Kharabalinsky District 18,117
5 Kamyzyak Kamyzyaksky District 16,314
6 Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsky District 11,824
7 Narimanov Narimanovsky District 11,521
8 Ikryanoye Ikryaninsky District 10,036
9 Volodarsky Volodarsky District 10,005
10 Liman Limansky District 9,024

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №849 от 13 мая 2000 г. «О полномочном представителе Президента Российской Федерации в федеральном округе». Вступил в силу 13 мая 2000 г. Опубликован: "Собрание законодательства РФ", №20, ст. 2112, 15 мая 2000 г. (President of the Russian Federation. Decree #849 of May 13, 2000 On the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in a Federal District. Effective as of May 13, 2000.).
  2. Госстандарт Российской Федерации. №ОК 024-95 27 декабря 1995 г. «Общероссийский классификатор экономических регионов. 2. Экономические районы», в ред. Изменения №5/2001 ОКЭР. (Gosstandart of the Russian Federation. #OK 024-95 December 27, 1995 Russian Classification of Economic Regions. 2. Economic Regions, as amended by the Amendment #5/2001 OKER. ).
  3. Decree of December 27, 1943
  4. Official website of Astrakhan Oblast. Igor Yurevich Babushkin (in Russian)
  5. Charter of Astrakhan Oblast, Article 22
  6. Charter of Astrakhan Oblast, Article 15
  7. Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Территория, число районов, населённых пунктов и сельских администраций по субъектам Российской Федерации (Territory, Number of Districts, Inhabited Localities, and Rural Administration by Federal Subjects of the Russian Federation)". Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1 [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  9. The density value was calculated by dividing the population reported by the 2010 Census by the area shown in the "Area" field. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox is not necessarily reported for the same year as the population.
  10. Astrakhan Oblast Territorial Branch of the Federal State Statistics Service. Население Archived April 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  11. Official throughout the Russian Federation according to Article 68.1 of the Constitution of Russia.
  12. Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек [Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. May 21, 2004. Retrieved 9 Feb 2012.
  13. Demoscope Weekly (1989). Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров. [All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989) (in Russian). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved 9 Feb 2012.
  14. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1 [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  15. This figure includes ethnic Avars, Dargins, Lezgins, Kumyks, Tabasarans, and Laks.