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Moscow Oblast

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Moscow oblast (Моско́вская о́бласть) is an administrative subdivision of Russia officially established on January 14, 1929. It is the most populous Russian oblast (pop. 6,618,538 without Moscow as of 2002 All-Russian Population Census) while its area is a modest 47,000 km² (45,000 km² without Moscow), which makes it one of the most densely populated regions in the nation.

Moscow oblast is highly industrialized with its main industrial branches being metallurgy, oil refining, and mechanical engineering, food, energy and chemical industries.

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Geography

Moscow oblast borders Tver Oblast (N), Yaroslavl Oblast (at one point NE), Vladimir Oblast (E), Ryazan Oblast (SE), Tula Oblast (S), Kaluga Oblast (SW) and Smolensk Oblast (W).

Time zone

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

Administrative division

Districts

Moscow Oblast consists of the following districts (Russian: районы):

Major cities and towns

Balashikha, Chekhov, Chernogolovka, Dmitrov, Elektrostal, Istra, Khimki, Klin, Kolomna, Korolev, Lyubertsy, Mozhaysk, Mytischi, Noginsk (Bogorodsk), Pavlovsky Posad, Podolsk, Pushchino, Ramenskoye, Sergiyev Posad, Serpukhov, Solnechnogorsk, Vereya, Voskresensk, Zaraysk, Zelenograd, Zhukovsky, Zvenigorod

Although the city of Moscow is territorially within the Moscow oblast, it has a special administrative status.

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