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Region’s Automobile Reference Number
- 33

Federal District - Central

Date of establishment – the 14th of August 1944

Territory - 29.000 square kilometers

Population - The overall population is 1431,9 thousand people (as on the 1st of January 2014); 77,7% is urban population; 22,3% is rural population. The population density per 1 square kilometer is 48,9.

Regional centre – the town of  Vladimir (352,7 thousand people) situated to the north-east of  Moscow 154 km away (city map 8581 х 7568, 6 MB)

Administrative territorial division
  • Towns – 23, including towns with regional budget financing – 5
  • Districts – 16
  • Urban districts – 3
  • Urban-type settlements – 9
Municipal territorial division
  • Urban districts – 5
  • Municipal districts – 16
  • Urban settlements – 26
  • Rural settlements – 80
Geographical position

The region is situated in the central part of  East European Plain. It borders on the Moscow, Ivanovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Ryazan, Yaroslavl Regions.

Climate

Moderately continental with warm summer, moderately cold winter and persistent snow cover. The  average air temperature in July varies from +17°C to +19°C, in January from -11°C to -12°C. Average annual total precipitation amounts to 550 mm.

Biggest towns
  • Vladimir
  • Kovrov
  • Murom
  • Aleksandrov
  • Kolchugino
  • Gus-Khrustalny
  • Vyazniki
Natural resources
  • Peat
  • Clays
  • Carbonate rocks
  • Quartz sand
  • Sand and gravel materials
  • Metallurgical dolomite
Main branches of economic activity
  • Manufacture of food products, including beverages
  • Production of electrical, electronic and optical equipment
  • Production of machinery and equipment
  • Production of other nonmetallic mineral products
  • Metallurgical production and manufacture of ready-made metal products
  • Chemical production
  • Production of rubber and plastics articles
  • Textile and clothing production
  • Production of transport vehicles and equipment
  • Wood processing and production of wood articles
  • Pulp and paper production; publishing and printing activity
  • Production of leather, leather goods and shoes
Agriculture

Agricultural lands of the region occupy 860 thousand hectares. The leading directions are production of vegetables, fodder and special kinds of potatoes for further processing for chips.
Cattle breeding has a share of 54,3% in the total volume of  agricultural products of the region. Specialization – production of milk, meat (beef, pork, poultry), eggs. Besides, horses of the famous breed «Vladimir Draught-Horse» are being raised in the region.

Transportation

Railway. A ramified  network of railways, the main are: Moscow - Vladimir -Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow - Murom - Kazan, Moscow - Alexandrov - Ivanovo.
Automobile. The federal highways Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan (highway M-7 «Volga») and Moscow - Yaroslavl run through the territory of the region. The region has a ramified network of automobile roads connecting the Central Russia with other regions of the country.
Water. Inland navigation on the rivers Oka and Klyazma.
Air. Air freight and passenger services.

Update: Friday, 08 August 2014 07:11
Created: Tuesday, 13 July 2010 06:11