Chelyabinsk Oblast

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The location of Chelyabinsk Oblast within Russia.

Chelyabinsk Oblast (Russian: Челя́бинская о́бласть, Chelyabinskaya oblast) is a province (an oblast) in Russia. It is around the Ural Mountains, on the border between Europe and Asia.[1][2][3][4] Its administrative center is the city of Chelyabinsk. As of 2010, the population is 3,476,217.[5]

Geography and climate[change | change source]

Its elevation is 200–250 meters above sea level.

Climate[change | change source]

Most of the oblast falls under the Humid continental climate, meaning the area has warm/mild summers with cold winters.

Demographics[change | change source]

The 2010 census showed these are the ethnic groups in the oblast:

The death rate was higher than the birth rate in 2010, but has since slowly reversed.[9]

Religion[change | change source]

A 2012 survey showed these are the major religions in the oblast:[10][11]

Christian
  
43.9%
Spiritual but not religious
  
29.0%
Atheist
  
14.0%
Muslim
  
7.0%
Other or undeclared
  
4.7%
Pagan
  
1.0%
Hindu
  
0.4%
Religion (2012)

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.investinrussia.biz/city/chelyabinsk-city/investing-chelyabinsk-city
  2. http://www.rotobo.or.jp/events/forum/presentation/2-4-05Murzina.pdf
  3. http://www.investinural.com/EN/Chelyabinsk.html
  4. http://econom-chelreg.ru/files/ChelReginiPwC.pdf
  5. http://www.gks.ru/free_doc/new_site/perepis2010/croc/perepis_itogi1612.htm (Russian)
  6. "Weather and Climate (Погода и Климат – Климат Челябинска)" (in Russian). Pogoda.ru.net. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  7. "World Weather Information Service – Cheljabinsk". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  8. http://www.perepis-2010.ru/news/detail.php?ID=6936
  9. http://www.gks.ru/free_doc/2012/demo/edn12-12.htm
  10. Arena - Atlas of Religions and Nationalities in Russia. Sreda.org
  11. 2012 Survey Maps. "Ogonek", № 34 (5243), 27/08/2012. Retrieved 24-09-2012.