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Amur Oblast

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Amur Oblast
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Quick Facts
Capital Blagoveshchensk(Administrative center)
Government Russian Oblast
Currency Russian Ruble (Pуб.)
Area 363,7002
Population 830,103(2010 est)
Language Official:Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox 25.1%, Non-Religious Spirituality 41%, Atheist 24%, Other 9.9%
Electricity 220V/60Hz (European plug)
Time Zone UTC +10

Amur Oblast (Russian: Аму́рская о́бласть, ah-MOOR-skuh-yuh OH-blust’) is a region in the Russian Far East roughly the size of Japan with less than 1% Japan's population. It borders Zabaykalsky Krai to the west, Yakutia to the north, Khabarovsk Krai to the east, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast to the southeast, and China to the south.



Other destinations[edit]

  • Khingansky Nature Reserve
  • Zeysky Nature Reserve


Amur Oblast is of special economic importance, being home to the mainstay of the Russian Far East's water supply and vast gold and other mineral deposits.


See Russian phrasebook.

Get in[edit]

The Trans-Siberian Railway is the main road by which most travelers visit Amur Oblast. The mainline stops at Skovorodino, Belogorsk, and Svobodny. Blagoveshchensk is served by a spoke from Belogorsk; Tynda by a spoke from Skovorodino and by the Baikal-Amur Mainline.

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The next major stop to the east on the Trans-Siberian Railway is Birobidzhan; to the west, Chita.

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