Arkhangelsk Oblast

Arkhangelsk Oblast

Infobox Russian federal subject
EnglishName=Arkhangelsk Oblast
RussianName=Архангельская область


CoatOfArmsLink=Coat of arms of Arkhangelsk Oblast

FlagLink=Flag of Arkhangelsk Oblast
AnthemLink=Anthem of Arkhangelsk Oblast
AdmCtrOrCapital=Administrative center
FoundationDate=September 23, 1937
PoliticalStatusLink=Oblasts of Russia
EconomicRegion= Northern
HeadTitle=Head of Administration
HeadName=Ilya Mikhalchuk
Legislature=Deputies' Assembly
ConstitutionName=Charter of Arkhangelsk Oblast

Arkhangelsk Oblast ( _ru. Арха́нгельская о́бласть, "Arkhangelskaya oblast") is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). It includes Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya islands, and also Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Cape Fligely (the northermost point of Russia, Europe and Eurasia) and Cape Zhelaniya (the easternmost point of Europe) administratively belong to Arkhangelsk Oblast.

Including Nenetsia, Arkhangelsk Oblast has the area of 587,400 km². Population (including Nenetsia): ru-census|p2002=1336539|p1989=1570256

Arkhangelsk, with a population of 356,051 (2002 Census), is the administrative center of the oblast. Historically, the chief centers were Kholmogory, Kargopol, and Solvychegodsk. One can find medieval wooden chapels and the Antoniev Siysky Monastery lost in impassable woods. The Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea are a World Heritage Site. Severodvinsk is a primary shipyard for the Russian Navy. Plesetsk Cosmodrome is one of three spaceports in Russia (the other two are Kapustin Yar in Astrakhan Oblast and Svobodny in Amur Oblast).


Arkhangelsk Oblast, which includes Nenets Autonomous Okrug, borders Kirov Oblast, Vologda Oblast, the Republic of Karelia, the Komi Republic, and the White Sea.

Time zone

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

Administrative divisions


According to the 2002 Census, ethnic Russians, at 1,258,938, made up 94% of the population. Other prominent ethnic groups in the region include Ukrainians at 27,841 (2%), Belorussians at 10,412 (.8%), and Nenets at 8,326 (.6%). The rest of the respondents identified with 114 ethnic groups, with each group making up less than .5% of the population. A small number of respondents (2,212) chose not to state their ethnicity. [The total area and area rank mentioned here include the area of both the Arkhangelsk Oblast and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Similarly, the population rank, density and all of the demographics data include numbers from the autonomous okrug in their calculations.]

*Population: 1,336,539
**"Urban": 999,591 (74.8%)
**"Rural": 336,948 (25.2%)
**"Male": 630,011 (47.1%)
**"Female": 706,528 (52.9%)
*Females per 1000 males: 1,121
*Average age: 36.5 years
**"Urban": 35.4 years
**"Rural": 39.3 years
**"Male": 33.3 years
**"Female": 39.3 years
*Number of households: 509,035 (with 1,302,734 people)
**"Urban": 379,212 (with 975,832 people)
**"Rural": 129,823 (with 326,902 people)

Vital Statistics for 2007: Source

Birth Rate: 11.77 per 1000 (Average for Russia is 11.30)

Death Rate: 14.67 per 1000

Net Immigration: -3.7 per 1000

NGR: -0.29% per Year

PGR: -0.66% per Year


External links

*ru icon [ Official website of Arkhangelsk Oblast]

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