Vladimir Oblast


Vladimir Oblast

Infobox Russian federal subject
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RussianName=Влади́мирская о́бласть
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Vladimir Oblast ( _ru. Влади́мирская о́бласть, "Vladimirskaya oblast") is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the medieval Russian capital Vladimir, which is located 190 km to the east from the present-day capital, Moscow. For detailed information about the area's medieval history, see Zalesye and Vladimir-Suzdal. The 12th-century cathedrals of Vladimir, Suzdal, Bogolyubovo, and Kideksha are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Area: 29,000 km²; population: 1,523,990 (as of the 2002 Census).

Geography

Vladimir Oblast borders Moscow, Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, Ryazan, and Nizhny Novgorod Oblasts.

Time zone

Vladimir Oblast is located in the Moscow Time Zone (MSK/MSD). UTC offset is +0300 (MSK)/+0400 (MSD).

Administrative divisions

Districts

Vladimir Oblast consists of the following districts:
*Alexandrovsky (Александровский) - centred on the town of Alexandrov, famous as the principal residence of Ivan the Terrible
*Gorokhovetsky (Гороховецкий) - centered on the town of Gorokhovets, rich in 17th-century pre-Petrine architecture
*Gus-Khrustalny (Гусь-Хрустальный) - centered on Gus Khrustalny, a notable centre of glass production
*Kameshkovsky (Камешковский)
*Kirzhachsky (Киржачский) - centered on the historic town of Kirzhach
*Kolchuginsky (Кольчугинский)- centered on Kolchugino, a notable centre of tableware and metallurgy production, founded in 1871. Home of Russian podstakannik.
*Kovrovsky (Ковровский) - centered on the textile centre Kovrov, with the site of Starodub-on-the-Klyazma in the vicinity
*Melenkovsky (Меленковский)
*Muromsky (Муромский) - centered on Murom, the oldest town in the area, seat of medieval princes, and site of numerous historic monuments
*Petushinsky (Петушинский)
*Selivanovsky (Селивановский)
*Sobinsky (Собинский)
*Sudogodsky (Судогодский)
*Suzdalsky (Суздальский) - centered on Suzdal, the town-museum, World Heritage Site and medieval capital of Vladimir-Suzdal
*Vyaznikovsky (Вязниковский) - centered on the merchant town of Vyazniki, fine specimens of 17th-century architecture
*Yuryev-Polsky (Юрьев-Польский) - centered on Yuriev-Polsky, seat of a medieval principality and site of the 13th-century cathedral

Demographics

*Births (2008 Jan-Feb): 2,583 (10.9 per 1000)
*Deaths (2008 Jan-Feb): 4,727 (19.9 per 1000) [http://vladimirstat.ru/digital/region1/2007/1102.htm]

External links

*ru icon [http://www.avo.ru Official website of Vladimir Oblast]


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