Arkhangelsk Oblast


Arkhangelsk Oblast

Infobox Russian federal subject
EnglishName=Arkhangelsk Oblast
RussianName=Архангельская область
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CoatOfArmsLink=Coat of arms of Arkhangelsk Oblast


FlagLink=Flag of Arkhangelsk Oblast
AnthemLink=Anthem of Arkhangelsk Oblast
AdmCtrOrCapital=Administrative center
AdmCtrName=Arkhangelsk
FoundationDate=September 23, 1937
PoliticalStatus=Oblast
PoliticalStatusLink=Oblasts of Russia
FederalDistrict=Northwestern
EconomicRegion= Northern
CodeNumber=29
Area=587400
AreaRank=8th
Population=1336539
PopulationRank=40th
UrbanPopulation=74.8%
RuralPopulation=25.2%
LangLangs
LangList=Russian
HeadTitle=Head of Administration
HeadName=Ilya Mikhalchuk
PrimeTitle
PrimeName
Legislature=Deputies' Assembly
ConstitutionType=Charter
ConstitutionName=Charter of Arkhangelsk Oblast
Website=http://www.dvinaland.ru/

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).

Geography

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

Demographics

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

References

External links

*ru icon [http://www.dvinaland.ru/ Official website of Arkhangelsk Oblast]


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