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Passport of the Region

Region's Automobile Reference Number - 33
Federal District - Central
Date of establishment – the 14th of August 1944
Territory - 29084 km2
Population - 1358,5 thousand people (as on the 1st of January 2020); among them 78,3% is urban population. The population density per 1 square kilometer is 47,4.
Regional centre – urban district the city of Vladimir (360,4 thousand people) situated to the north-east of Moscow 154 km away

Administrative and territorial division


•    Towns – 23
•    Districts – 16
•    Urban districts – 3
•    Urban-type settlements – 9
Municipal and territorial division
•    Urban districts – 5
•    Municipal districts – 16
•    Urban settlements – 26
•    Rural settlements – 80
•    Rural-type settlements – 2492
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 550-600 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
•    Manufacture of ready-made metal products, except machines and equipment
•    Production of electrical equipment
•    Production of other nonmetallic mineral products
•    Production of rubber and plastics articles
•    Manufacture of computers, electronic and optical products
•    Manufacture of chemical substances and chemical products
•    Production of medicines and materials used with medical purposes
•    Production of machines and equipment not included in other groups
•    Production of furniture
•    Wood processing and production of articles made from wood and cork
•    Textile production
•    Production of vehicles
•    Metallurgical production
•    Manufacture of clothes

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 63,2 % 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 services.

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