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Rostov Oblast

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Rostov Oblast (Росто́вская о́бласть in Russian) is an oblast, a regional subdivision, of the Southern Federal District of Russia. Rostov Oblast lies in the south of Russia with an area of 100,800 km² and a population of 4,404,013 (2002 census) making it the 5th most populous oblast in Russia. Its administrative center is the city of Rostov on Don, which also became the capital of the Southern Federal District in 2002.

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Geography

Rostov Oblast borders Ukraine. It also borders Volgograd Oblast to the north and Voronezh Oblast to the south. Lastly, it borders Krasnodar and Stavropol Krais as well as the Republic of Kalmykia.

Time zone

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

Rivers, lakes

The Don River, one of Europe's largest flows throw the oblast for part of its course. Lakes cover only 0.4% of the oblast's area.

Administrative division

Districts

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

Demographics

Population (2002): 4,404,013

Ethnic groups: Of the 4,404,013 residents (as of the 2002 census) 7,507 (0.02%) chose not to specify their ethnic background. Of the rest, residents identified themselves as belonging to 157 ethnic groups, including 3,934,835 ethnic Russians (89%), 118,486 Ukrainians (2.7%), 109,994 Armenians (2.5%), 28 285 Turks (0.64%), 26,604 Belarusians (0.6%) and so on.

Languages: to be written once the 2002 census data is released

Economy

Major industries of Rostov Oblast are agriculture, agricultural industry, food processing, heavy industry, coal and automobile manufacture.

Culture

See also: Music of Rostov

External links

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