Vladimir Oblast

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Subject of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Oblast
Владимирская область
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Federal district Central Russia
surface 29,084  km²
population 1,443,693 inhabitants
(as of October 14, 2010)
Population density 50 inhabitants / km²
Administrative center Vladimir
Official language Russian
Russians (95.6%)
Ukrainians (0.9%)
(as of 2010)
governor Vladimir Sipyagin
Founded August 14, 1944
Time zone UTC + 3
Telephone prefixes (+7) 492xx
Postcodes 600000-602999
License Plate 33
OKATO 17th
ISO 3166-2 RU-VLA
Website www.avo.ru
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Coordinates: 56 ° 0 '  N , 40 ° 36'  E

The Vladimir Oblast ( Russian Владимирская область / Wladimirskaja oblast ) is an oblast in the Central Russia region northeast of Moscow .

The oblast is conveniently located along the rail and road links from Moscow to the east ( Nizhny Novgorod ). The largest rivers are the Oka and the Kljasma .

The Oblast is bordered to the north by the Ivanovo , east to the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast , the south by the Ryazan Oblast , on the west by the Moscow Oblast and in the northwest of the Yaroslavl Oblast .


The area was originally settled by Volga Finns . However, Slavs immigrated to the region early in the Middle Ages. They soon made up the majority of the population. The Grand Duchy of Vladimir was established in 1157 when Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky moved his seat from Kiev here. The Mongol storm in 1238 left the region extremely devastated. In 1362 it came under the sovereignty of the Grand Duchy of Moscow .

From 1708 to 1780 - from 1,721 in the Empire  - the area belonged to Vladimir as Vladimir Province to province Moscow . In 1780 it was spun off as governorship of Vladimir , which existed until 1796. The then formed Vladimir governorate existed until 1929 as part of the RSFSR of the Soviet Union . The Vladimir Oblast was formed on August 14, 1944 from parts of the three Oblasts Ivanovo , Gorky and Moscow .


The last Russian censuses in 2002 and 2010 showed a population of 1,523,990 and 1,443,693 residents, respectively. The number of inhabitants thus fell by 80,297 people (−5.27%) in these eight years. In 2010, 1,120,671 people lived in cities. This corresponds to 77.63% of the population (in Russia 73.72%). By January 1, 2014, the population continued to decrease to 1,413,321 people. The distribution of the different ethnic groups was as follows:

Rewuchatal near Palishchi
Population of the oblast by ethnic group
nationality VZ 1989 percent VZ 2002 percent VZ 2010 percent
Russians 1,578,821 95.76 1,443,857 94.74 1,288,716 89.27
Ukrainians 21,844 1.32 16,755 1.10 12,541 0.87
Tatars 9.214 0.56 8,670 0.57 7,332 0.51
Armenians 1,195 0.07 4,999 0.33 6,247 0.43
Belarusians 7,270 0.44 5,682 0.37 3,890 0.27
Uzbeks 1,130 0.07 798 0.05 3,285 0.23
Azerbaijanis 1.910 0.12 3,090 0.20 3,099 0.21
Zigane 2.233 0.14 2,261 0.15 2,751 0.19
Mordwinen 5,142 0.31 3,570 0.23 2,570 0.18
Moldovans 2,384 0.14 2,079 0.14 2,297 0.16
Tschuwaschen 3,052 0.19 2,334 0.15 1,758 0.12
Residents 1,648,761 100.00 1,523,990 100.00 1,443,693 100.00

Note: the proportions refer to the total number of inhabitants. Including the group of people who did not provide any information about their ethnic affiliation (2002 16,635 and 2010 95,410 people)

The area's population is over 95% Russian. Other larger ethnic groups that have settled there since the early days of the Soviet Union are the Ukrainians, Jews (1959: 2,173; 2010: 460 people), Tatars and Belarusians. However, their numbers are falling sharply. By contrast, thousands of people have immigrated from the North Caucasus, Transcaucasus and Central Asia since the end of World War II. In addition to the nationalities listed above, there are also many Tajiks (1989: 272; 2010: 1,786 people) and Georgians (1959: 224; 2010: 927).

Administrative divisions and cities

The Vladimir Oblast is divided into 16 Rajons and 5 urban districts , including the " Closed City " Raduschny .

The most important cities are next to the administrative center of the Oblast, Vladimir , the cities of Kovrov and Murom , as well as Gus-Khrustalny and Alexandrov and the tourist center Suzdal . There are a total of 23 cities and 9 urban-type settlements in the oblast .

Church of Bishop Athanasius of Kovrov in Petushki
Biggest cities
Surname Russian Rajon Residents
(October 14, 2010)
Vladimir Владимир Urban district 345,373
Kovrov Ковров Urban district 145.214
Murom Муром Urban district 116.075
Alexandrov Александров Alexandrov 61,551
Gus-Khrustalny Гусь-Хрустальный Urban district 60,784
Kolchugino Кольчугино Kolchugino 45,776
Vyazniki Вязники Vyazniki 41,248


In the 19th century, flax cultivation and processing began as defining branches of the economy. The most important industries today are heavy industry, metal processing, glass and food industries.

Web links

Commons : Vladimir Oblast  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Administrativno-territorialʹnoe delenie po subʺektam Rossijskoj Federacii na 1 janvarja 2010 goda (administrative-territorial division according to subjects of the Russian Federation as of January 1, 2010). ( Download from the website of the Federal Service for State Statistics of the Russian Federation)
  2. a b Itogi Vserossijskoj perepisi naselenija 2010 goda. Tom 1. Čislennostʹ i razmeščenie naselenija (Results of the All-Russian Census 2010. Volume 1. Number and distribution of the population). Tables 5 , pp. 12-209; 11 , pp. 312–979 (download from the website of the Federal Service for State Statistics of the Russian Federation)
  3. Nacional'nyj sostav naselenija po sub "ektam Rossijskoj Federacii. (XLS) In: Itogi Vserossijskoj perepisi naselenija 2010 goda. Rosstat, accessed on June 30, 2016 (Russian, ethnic composition of the population according to federal subjects , results of the 2010 census).
  4. Ukas of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of August 14, 1944 (Russian)