Penza Oblast facts for kids
Пензенская область (Russian)
|— Oblast —|
|Established||February 4, 1939|
|Government (as of December 2014)|
|• Governor||Ivan Belozertsev|
|• Legislature||Legislative Assembly|
|Area (as of the 2002 Census)|
|• Total||43,200 km2 (16,700 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||32.09/km2 (83.1/sq mi)|
|Population (January 2015 est.)|
|Time zone(s)||MSK (UTC+04:00)|
The regional center of Penza was built in 1663 as a Russian fortress.
Penza Oblast is a part of the Volga economic region.
Ethnic composition (2010):
- Aristarkh Lentulov, avant-garde artist
- Victor Skumin, philosopher, writer, psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and medical doctor.
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