Kirov Oblast

Coordinates: 58°46′N 49°50′E / 58.767°N 49.833°E / 58.767; 49.833
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Kirov Oblast
Кировская область (Russian)
—  Oblast  —


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 58°46′N 49°50′E / 58.767°N 49.833°E / 58.767; 49.833
Political status
Federal districtVolga[1]
Economic regionVolga-Vyatka[2]
EstablishedDecember 5, 1936[3]
Administrative centerKirov
Government (as of December 2014)
 • Governor[5]Aleksandr Sokolov (acting)[4]
 • LegislatureLegislative Assembly[5]
Area (as of the 2002 Census)[6]
 • Total120,800 km2 (46,600 sq mi)
Area rank30th
Population (2010 Census)[7]
 • Total1,341,312
 • Rank35th
 • Density[8]11.1/km2 (29/sq mi)
 • Urban74.0%
 • Rural26.0%
Population (January 2014 est.)
 • Total1,310,900[9]
Time zone(s)MSK (UTC+04:00)
ISO 3166-2RU-KIR
License plates43
Official languagesRussian[10]
Official website

Kirov Oblast (Russian: Ки́ровская о́бласть, Kirovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia. Specifically, it is an oblast. Its administrative center (capital city) is the city of Kirov. Population: 1,341,312 (2010 Census).[7]

Geography[change | change source]

Kirov Oblast is in the Volga federal district and the Volga-Vyatka economic region. It has an area of 120,800 square kilometres (46,600 sq mi), making it the 30th largest federal subject of Russia. It borders Arkhangelsk Oblast and the Komi Republic in the north, Vologda Oblast, Kostroma Oblast, and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in the west, Tatarstan, Udmurtia, and Mari El in the south, and Perm Krai in the east.

Natural resources[change | change source]

Kirov Oblast's main natural resources are forests, phosphates, peat, and furs. There are many deposits of minerals such as limestone, marl, clay, sand, and gravel. There are also deposits of the very rare mineral volkonskoite.

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

Kirov Oblast was formed on December 7, 1934. It is divided into 39 districts, 6 cities under oblast jurisdiction, 13 town under district jurisdiction, 58 urban-type settlements, and 580 selsoviets.

Demographics[change | change source]

Population: 1,341,312 (2010 Census);[7] 1,503,529 (2002 Census);[11] 1,692,655 (1989 Census).[12]

Largest cities and towns[change | change source]

Ethnic groups[change | change source]

  • Russians – 91.9%
  • Tatars – 2.8%
  • Mari people – 2.3%
  • Udmurts – 1%
  • Ukrainians – 0.6%
  • Others – 1.4%
  • 35,385 people were registered from administrative databases, and could not declare an ethnicity. It is estimated that the proportion of ethnicities in this group is the same as that of the declared group.[13]

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. Administrative-Territorial Structure of the Union Republics. 1987., p. 155
  4. Official website of the Government of Kirov Oblast. Governor of Kirov Oblast Archived 2016-03-24 at the Wayback Machine
  5. 5.0 5.1 Charter, Article 3
  6. 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.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Kirov Oblast Territorial Branch of the Federal State Statistics Service. Оценка численности населения Кировской области на начало года Archived December 18, 2017, at the Wayback Machine Template:Ru icon
  10. Official throughout the Russian Federation according to Article 68.1 of the Constitution of Russia.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. "ВПН-2010". Archived from the original on January 7, 2019. Retrieved March 22, 2018.