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Sverdlovsk Oblast

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Sverdlovsk Oblast
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Quick Facts
Capital Yekaterinburg(Administrative center)
Government Russian Oblast
Currency Russian Ruble (Pуб.)
Area 194,8002
Population 4,297,747(2010 est)
Language Official:Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox 43%, Non-Religious Spirituality 36%, Other 21%
Electricity 220V/60Hz (European plug)
Time Zone UTC +4

Sverdlovsk Oblast (Russian: Свердло́вская область sveerd-LOHV-skuh-yuh OH-blust’) is a region in Russia's Urals Region.



  • Yekaterinburg — Russia's 3-4th largest city and the principal destination in the Urals
  • Irbit — major producer of heavy motorcycles and home to the annual "Irbit Bike Show" and motorcross
  • Nevyansk — formerly a closed town, home to the "leaning tower of Nevyansk" and a neoclassical cathedral
  • Nizhny Tagil — a big industrial city that hosts a few major international arms and industrial expos
  • Pervouralsk — site of the monument marking the boundary between Europe and Asia
  • Sysert — small town near Lake Talkov, a favorite place of relaxation for Sverdlovsk locals and the site of the Lake Talkov Monument.

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  • Pripyshmenskie Bory National Park


Sverdlovsk Oblast is the population center of the Urals and the most populous oblast in Asian Russia.


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