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Sverdlovsk Oblast

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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
  • Alapayevsk narrow-gauge railway, the longest narrow-gauge railway in Russia
  • Trams in Volchansk — it is not verifiable through the Guinness Book of World Records, local lore claims Volchansk is the smallest city in the world to have its own independent, stand-alone tram system. Volchansk citizens have applied to the Russian Records Book in order to have an official confirmation of their town as being the smallest in Russia with its own tram service.


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


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