Samara Oblast


Samara Oblast

Samara Oblast ( _ru. Сама́рская о́бласть, "Samarskaya oblast") is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). It is located in the Volga Federal District. The administrative center is the city of Samara. During the Russian Revolution of 1905 it was home to the short-lived Stary Buyan Republic.

Area: 53,600 km²; population: 3,239,737 (as of the 2002 Census).

Geography

Time zone

Samara Oblast is located in the Samara Time Zone. UTC offset is +0400/+0500 DST.

Administrative divisions

Demographics

"Population": 3,239,732 (2002)

"Ethnic groups":According to the 2002 Census the ‘national composition’ was • "2,708,549" Russians (83.60%) • "127,931" Tatars (3.95%) • "101,358" Chuvash (3.13%) • "86,000" Mordvins (2.65%) • "60,727" Ukrainians (1.87%) • "21,566" Armenians (0.67%) • "15,046" Azeris (0.46%) • "14,918" Kazakhs (0.46%) • "14,082" Belarusians (0.43%) • "9,569" Germans (0.30%) • "7,885" Bashkirs (0.24%) • "6,384" Jews (0.20%) • "5,438" Uzbeks (0.17%) • "5,244" Roma (0.16%) • "4,624" Tajiks (0.14%) • "3,889" Mari (0.12%) • "3,518" Georgians (0.11%) • "2,364" Moldovans (0.07%) • and various other groups of less than two thousand persons each. • An additional "22,489" residents declined to state their nationality or ethnocultural identity on the census questionnaire. [cite paper|url=http://www.perepis2002.ru/ct/doc/English/4-2.xls |title=National Composition of Population for Regions of the Russian Federation |accessdate=2006-07-20 |format=XLS |publisher=2002 Russian All-Population Census |date=2002]

Economy

In 1997 the Samara Oblast became one of the few regions which received the approval of the President of Russia to implement external bonded loans (Presidential Decree № 1212, dated 12.10.1997 “On Creating Conditions to Conduct Loans Operations on the Internal and External Capital Markets”).

References

External links

*en icon [http://www.adm.samara.ru/en/ Official website of Samara Oblast]
* [http://www.stayinsamara.com/russia/map.htm List of the map resources of Samara and Samara Oblast]


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