Kostroma Oblast

Coordinates: 58°33′N 43°41′E / 58.550°N 43.683°E / 58.550; 43.683
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Kostroma Oblast
Костромская область (Russian)
—  Oblast  —


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 58°33′N 43°41′E / 58.550°N 43.683°E / 58.550; 43.683
Political status
Federal districtCentral[1]
Economic regionCentral[2]
EstablishedAugust 13, 1944[3]
Administrative centerKostroma
Government (as of August 2010)
 • Governor[5]Sergey Sitnikov[4]
 • LegislatureOblast Duma[6]
Area (as of the 2002 Census)[7]
 • Total60,100 km2 (23,200 sq mi)
Area rank47th
Population (2010 Census)[8]
 • Total667,562
 • Rank67th
 • Density[9]11.11/km2 (28.8/sq mi)
 • Urban69.9%
 • Rural30.1%
Time zone(s)MSK (UTC+04:00)
ISO 3166-2RU-KOS
License plates44
Official languagesRussian[10]
Official website

Kostroma Oblast (Russian: Костромска́я о́бласть, Kostromskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia. Specifically, it is an oblast. Its administrative center (capital city) is the city of Kostroma. Its population as of the 2010 Census is 667,562.[8] It was created in 1944 on territory taken from bordering Yaroslavl Oblast.

Textile industries have been in Kostroma Oblast since the early 18th century. Its major historic towns include Kostroma, Sharya, Nerekhta, Galich, Soligalich, and Makaryev.

Geography[change | change source]

Kostroma Oblast borders Vologda Oblast in the north, Kirov Oblast in the east, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and Ivanovo Oblast in the south, and Yaroslavl Oblast in the west. The main rivers are the Volga and the Kostroma. Much of the area is covered by forests, making it one of the main timber-producing regions in Europe.

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

Demographics[change | change source]

Population: 667,562 (2010 Census);[8] 736,641 (2002 Census);[11] 809,882 (1989 Census).[12]

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. Charter, Article 6.1
  4. Official website of the Administration of Kostroma Oblast. Governor Archived 2017-07-18 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  5. Charter, Article 8.2
  6. Charter, Article 8.1.1
  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. 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.