Chelyabinsk Oblast facts for kids

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Chelyabinsk in Russia
The location of Chelyabinsk Oblast within Russia.

Chelyabinsk Oblast (Russian: Челя́бинская о́бласть, Chelyabinskaya oblast) is a province (an oblast) in Russia. It is around the Ural Mountains, on the border between Europe and Asia. Its administrative center is the city of Chelyabinsk. As of 2010, the population is 3,476,217.

Geography and climate

Its elevation is 200–250 meters above sea level.

Climate

Most of the oblast falls under the Humid continental climate, meaning the area has warm/mild summers with cold winters.

Demographics

The 2010 census showed these are the ethnic groups in the oblast:

  • 2,829,899 Russians (83.8%);
  • 180,913 Tatars (5.4%);
  • 162,513 Bashkirs (4.8%);
  • 50,081 Ukrainians (1.5%);
  • 35,297 Kazakhs (1.00%);
  • 18,687 Germans (0.5%);
  • 13,035 Belarusians (0.4%);
  • 12,147 Mordvins (0.2%);
  • 9,311 Armenians (0.3%);
  • 65,190 others (1.6);
  • 99,144 could not declare an ethnicity

The death rate was higher than the birth rate in 2010, but has since slowly reversed.

Religion

A 2012 survey showed these are the major religions in the oblast:

Christian
  
43.9%
Spiritual but not religious
  
29.0%
Atheist
  
14.0%
Muslim
  
7.0%
Other or undeclared
  
4.7%
Pagan
  
1.0%
Hindu
  
0.4%
Religion (2012)

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