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Novosibirsk Oblast
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Novosibirsk Oblast

Novosibirsk Oblast (Новосиби́рская о́бласть) is a regional subdivision of Russia. Its administrative center is the city of Novosibirsk.

Novosibirsk Oblast (area 178,200 km², pop. 2,748,500 est. (1995)) is located in the southeastern Western Siberian plain, at the foothills of low Salair ridge, between Ob and Irtysh rivers. At west the Novosibirsk Oblast borders to the Omsk Oblast, at north to the Tomsk Oblast and at east to the Kemerovo Oblast. The southern and the southwestern borders of the Novosibirsk oblast are the Altai Oblast and the state of Kazakhstan. The territory of the region extends for more than 600 km from west to east, and for more than 400 km from north to south. Novosibirsk region is mainly plain; at south the steppes prevail; at north enormous tracts of woodland with great number of marshes prevail. There are many lakes, the largest ones located at the south. The majority of rivers belongs the Ob basin, many of them falling in dead lakes. Largest lakes are Chani, Sartlan, Ubinskoye and some others.

Russians make the majority and number some 2.5 million. Germans are the second in number - about 60,000. The area is also populated by some 50,000 Ukrainians, 28,900 Tatars, 12,100 Kazakhs, 12,900 Byelorussians, 1,900 Estonians, 1,000 Latvians, 1,400 Poles and by people of some other nationalities. There are 30 districts and 14 cities.

Administrative Division

Districts

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


 
Federal Subjects of Russia
Republics of Russia
Adygeya | Altai | Bashkortostan | Buryatia | Chechnya | Chuvashia | Dagestan | Ingushetia | Kabardino-Balkaria | Karelia | Khakassia | Komi | Kalmykia | Karachay-Cherkessia | Mariy El | Mordovia | North Ossetia-Alania | Sakha | Tatarstan | Tuva | Udmurtia
Krais of Russia
Altai | Khabarovsk | Krasnodar | Krasnoyarsk | Primorsky | Stavropol
Oblasts of Russia
Amur | Arkhangelsk | Astrakhan | Belgorod | Bryansk | Chelyabinsk | Chita | Irkutsk | Ivanovo | Kaliningrad | Kaluga | Kamchatka | Kemerovo | Kirov | Kostroma | Kurgan | Kursk | Leningrad | Lipetsk | Magadan | Moscow | Murmansk | Nizhny Novgorod | Novgorod | Novosibirsk | Omsk | Orenburg | Oryol | Penza | Perm | Pskov | Rostov | Ryazan | Sakhalin | Samara | Saratov | Smolensk | Sverdlovsk | Tambov | Tomsk | Tver | Tula | Tyumen | Ulyanovsk | Vladimir | Volgograd | Vologda | Voronezh | Yaroslavl
Federal cities of Russia
Moscow | St. Petersburg
Autonomous Oblasts of Russia
Jewish
Autonomous Districts of Russia
Aga Buryatia | Chukotka | Evenkia | Khantia-Mansia | Koryakia | Nenetsia | Permyakia | Taymyria | Ust-Orda Buryatia | Yamalia