Penza Oblast

federal subject of Russia

Penza Oblast (Russian: Пе́нзенская о́бласть, Penzenskaya oblast) is a administrative division of Russia.

Flag of Penza Oblast
Coat of arms of Penza Oblast

GeographyEdit

 
The Sura River in Penza Oblast

Penza Oblast has over 3000 rivers; the overall length is 15,458 km. In the waters of the Oblast, there are about 50 species of fish.

HistoryEdit

The regional center of Penza was built in 1663 as a Russian fortress.

EconomyEdit

Penza Oblast is a part of the Volga economic region.

PeopleEdit

Population of this oblast: 1,386,186 (2010).[1]

Ethnic composition (2010):[1]

Notable peopleEdit

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)