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Tambov Oblast

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Tambov Oblast

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Tambov Oblast
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Quick Facts
Capital Tambov(Administrative center)
Government Russian Oblast
Currency Russian Ruble (Pуб.)
Area 34,3002
Population 1,091,994(2010 est)
Language Official:Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox 78.4%, Atheist 10%, Other 11.6%
Electricity 220V/60Hz (European plug)
Time Zone UTC +4

Tambov Oblast is a region in Russia's Chernozemye region, bordering Voronezh Oblast to the south, Lipetsk Oblast to the west, Ryazan Oblast to the north, Penza Oblast to the east, and Ulyanovsk Oblast to the southeast.



  • Tambov — the capital has a large art museum and one of the prettier train stations in the world
  • Kirsanov — located near the Tikhvino-Bogoroditsky Monastery
  • Michurinsk — a town with a large cathedral
  • Mordovo — a small town, home to the Church of Mikhail the Archangel, which has a unique porcelain iconostasis
  • Morshansk — a small city with a large 19th century Trinity Cathedral

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  • Ivanovka — a village notable for the Estate of the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, which is currently a museum
  • Voroninsky Nature Reserve


Tambov Oblast is a heavily forested area of Russia's Black Earth Region.


Tambov Oblast is not the most cosmopolitan area of Russia and visitors should expect Russian to be the only language in widespread use.

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