Tver Oblast
Тверская область
View of Ivankovo storage reservoir

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Coat of Arms of Tver Oblast
Coordinates: 57°9′N 34°37′E / 57.15, 34.617Coordinates: 57°9′N 34°37′E / 57.15, 34.617
Country Russia
Federal subject of Russia Tver Oblast
Federal District Central
Economic Region Central
Administrative Center Tver
Established January 29, 1935
Government
 • Type Legislature
 • Body Oblast Duma
 • Governor Dmitri Zelenin
Area
 • City 84,100 km2 (32,500 sq mi)
Area rank 39
Population (2010)
 • City 1,353,500
 • Rank 33
 • Urban 74.7%
 • Rural 25.3%
ISO 3166 code RU-TVE
Vehicle registration 69

Tver Oblast (Russian: Тверска́я о́бласть, Tverskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Tver. From 1935 to 1990, it was named Kalinin Oblast (Кали́нинская о́бласть) after Mikhail Kalinin.

Tver Oblast is an area of lakes, such as Seliger and Brosno. Much of its area is occupied by the Valdai Hills, where the Volga, the Western Dvina, and the Dnieper have their source.

Tver Oblast is one of the tourist regions of Russia with modernised tourist infrastructure. There are also many historic towns: Torzhok, Toropets, Zubtsov, Kashin, Vyshny Volochyok, and Kalyazin. The oldest of these is Rzhev, primarily known for the Battles of Rzhev of the World War II. Staritsa was a seat of the last appanage principality in Russia. Ostashkov is a major tourist center.
















Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]

The oblast includes 36 rayons (districts) and 7 urban okrugs (circles).

Urban Okrugs (Circles)

Coat of Arms Name of
Urban okrug
Area
(km²)
Population
(2010).
Population
Rank
I Coat of Arms of Tver (Tver oblast).png Tver 152,0 403 726 1
II Coat of Arms of Vyshny Volochek (Tver oblast).png Vyshny Volochyok 54,0 51 403 3
III Coat of Arms of Kimry (Tver Oblast).png Kimry 44,0 48 290 4
IV Rzhev coat of arms 1996.png Rzhev 56,2 62 026 2
V Coat of Arms of Torzhok (Tver oblast).png Torzhok 58,8 47 702 5
VI Coat of Arms Oziorny.jpg Osyornyi (ZATO) 198,7 10 970 6
VII Coat of Arms Solnechny.gif Solnechny (ZATO) 2 086 7


Administrative subdivisions of Tver Oblast

Rayons (Districts):

Coat of Arms Name of rayon Area
(km²)
Area
rank
Population
'000 (2006)
Population
rank
Аdministrative
center
Population
'000 (2006)
1 Coat of Arms of Andreapol (Tver oblast).png Andreapol Rayon 3061 7 13,615 22 Andreapol 8,406
2 Coat of Arms of Bezhetsk (Tver oblast).png Bezhetsk Rayon 2810 10 36,443 6 Bezhetsk 24,517
3 Coat of Arms of Bely (Tver oblast).png Belyi Rayon 2135 21 6,449 33 Belyi 3,583
4 Coat of Arms of Bologoe (Tver oblast).png Bologoye Rayon 2281 19 38,815 4 Bologoye 23,499
5 Coat of Arms of Vesegonsk (Tver oblast).png Vesegonsk Rayon 2047 23 13,540 23 Vesegonsk 7,532
6 Coat of Arms of Vyshny Volochek (Tver oblast).png Vyshny Volochyok Rayon 3389 2 25,893 9 Vyshny Volochtyok
7 Coat of Arms of Zharkovsky rayon (Tver oblast).png Zharkovsky Rayon 1625 30 6,315 34 Zharkovsky 4,461
8 Coat of Arms of Zapadnaya Dvina raion (Tver oblast).png Zapadnaya Dvina Rayon 2816 9 16,249 17 Zapadnaya Dvina 8,845
9 Coat of Arms of Zubtsov (Tver oblast).png Zubtsov Rayon 2167 20 17,370 16 Zubtsov 6,979
10 Coat of Arms of Kalininskii rayon (Tver oblast).gif Kalinin Rayon 4245 1 52,026 2 Tver
11 Coat of Arms of Kalyazin (Tver oblast).png Каlyazin Rayon 1671 28 21,445 14 Kalyazin 13,773
12 Coat of Arms of Kashin (Tver oblast).png Kashin Rayon 2010 24 26,530 8 Kashin 15,115
13 Coat of Arms of Kesova Gora rayon (Tver oblast).png Kesova Gora Rayon 962 36 8,196 30 Kesova Gora 3,829
14 Coat of Arms of Kimrskii rayon (Tver oblast).jpg Kimry Rayon 2514 15 13,800 20 Kimry
15 Coat of Arms of Konakovo (Tver oblast).png Konakovo Rayon 2075 22 84,609 1 Konakovo 42,1310
16 Coat of Arms of Krasny Kholm (Tver oblast).png Krasny Kholm Rayon 1496 33 12,486 26 Krasny Kholm 5,908
17 Coat of Arms of Kuvshinovo (Tver oblast).png Kuvshinovo Rayon 1874 25 15,611 19 Kuvshinovo 10,007
18 Coat of Arms of Lesnoi rayon (Tver oblast).png Lesnoye Rayon 1633 29 5,698 35 Lesnoye 2,000
19 Coat of Arms of Likhoslavl (Tver oblast).png Likhoslavl Rayon 1781 26 27,201 7 Likhoslavl 12,259
20 Maksatikha CoatOfArms.jpg Мaksatikha Rayon 2766 11 17,773 15 Maksatikha 9,149
21 Coat of Arms of Molokovsky rayon (Tver oblast).png Molokovo Rayon 1180 34 5,402 34 Molokovo 2,234
22 Coat of Arms of Nelidovskii rayon (Tver oblast).jpg Nelidovo Rayon 2632 14 37,500 5 Nelidovo 22,070
23 Coat of Arms of Oleninsky rayon (Tver oblast).png Olenino Rayon 2675 13 12,908 24 Оlenino 4,847
24 Оstashkov Rayon 3202 4 25,092 11 Оstashkov 18,803
25 Coat of Arms of Peno rayon (Tver oblast).png Peno Rayon 2385 18 7,502 31 Peno 4,378
26 Coat of Arms of Ramechkovskii rayon (Tver oblast).jpg Rameshki Rayon 2511 16 15,955 18 Rameshki 4,147
27 Coat of Arms of Rzhev rayon (Tver oblast).png Rzhev Rayon 2760 12 12,796 25 Rzhev
28 Coat of Arms of Sandovo rayon (Tver oblast).png Sandovo Rayon 1603 31 7,370 32 Sandovo 3,654
29 Coat of Arms Selizharovo.gif Selizharovo Rayon| 3098 6 13,746 21 Selizharovo 6,929
30 Coat of Arms Sonkovo Raion (Tver Oblast).gif Sonkovo Rayon 970 35 8,875 29 Sonkovo 4,007
31 Coat of Arms of Spirovo rayon (Tver oblast).png Spirovo Rayon 1497 32 12,273 27 Spirovo 6,401
32 Coat of Arms of Staritskii rayon (Tver oblast).jpg Staritsa Rayon 3035 8 25,223 10 Staritsa 8,610
33 Coat of Arms of Torzhok rayon (Tver oblast).png Тorzhok Rayon 3128 5 23,345 12 Torzhok
34 Coat of Arms of Toropets (Tver oblast).png Тoropets Rayon 3373 3 21,460 13 Toropets 13,033
35 Coat of Arms of Udomlya (Tver oblast).png Udomlya Rayon 2476 17 40,624 3 Udomlya 31,048
36 Coat of Arms of Firovskii rayon (Tver oblast).jpg Firivo Rayon 1747 27 10,289 28 Firovo 2,559

Economy[edit | edit source]

The Tver Oblast has a very strong economy due to its machinery industry in the automobile and aeronautics sectors.

References[edit | edit source]

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