Tambov Oblast
Тамбовская область (Russian)

—  Oblast  —

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Coat of arms

Anthem: Farewell of Slavianka[1]

Coordinates: 52°43′N 41°34′E / 52.717°N 41.567°E / 52.717; 41.567Coordinates: 52°43′N 41°34′E / 52.717°N 41.567°E / 52.717; 41.567

Political status

Country
Russia

Federal district
Central[2]

Economic region
Central Black Earth[3]

Established
September 27, 1937[4]

Administrative center
Tambov

Government (as of September 2014)

 • Head of Administration[6]
Oleg Betin[5]

 • Legislature
Oblast Duma[7]

Statistics

Area (as of the 2002 Census)[8]

 • Total
34,300 km2 (13,200 sq mi)

Area rank
63rd

Population (2010 Census)[9]

 • Total
1,091,994

 • Rank
48th

 • Density[10]
31.84/km2 (82.5/sq mi)

 • Urban
58.7%

 • Rural
41.3%

Population (January 2014 est.)

 • Total
1,068,934[11]

Time zone(s)
MSK (UTC+03:00)[12]

ISO 3166-2
RU-TAM

License plates
68

Official languages
Russian[13]

Official website

Tambov Oblast (Russian: Тамбо́вская о́бласть, Tambovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Tambov. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 1,091,994.[9]

Contents

1 Geography
2 History
3 Administrative divisions
4 Demographics

4.1 Religion

5 Economy
6 See also
7 References

7.1 Notes
7.2 Sources

8 External links

Geography[edit]
Tambov Oblast is situated in forest steppe. It borders on the Ryazan, Penza, Saratov, Voronezh and Lipetsk Oblasts.
History[edit]
The oldest known population of the Tambov region, the Mordovians-Moksha, formed as a nation of local ethnic groups from the 6th century BCE. The first Russian settlers arrived in the pre-Mongol period, but the final settlement occurred in the 17th century. To protect the southern borders of Russia from the raids of the Tatars and the further development of the Black Soil region, the Russian government built the walled cities of Kozlov (1635) and Tambov (1636). The cities protected the main path of nomad raids on Russian land and paved the way for a quick settlement of the region.
Kozlovsky Uyezd originally existed in the Tambov area. In the course of the administrative reforms of Peter the Great in 1708 and

Tambov Oblast