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Penza Oblast
Пензенская область (Russian)
—  Oblast  —

Flag

Coat of arms
Anthem: Anthem of Penza Oblast
Political status
Country Russia
Federal district Volga
Economic region Volga
Established February 4, 1939
Administrative center Penza
Government (as of December 2014)
 • Governor Ivan Belozertsev
 • Legislature Legislative Assembly
Statistics
Area (as of the 2002 Census)
 • Total 43,200 km2 (16,700 sq mi)
Area rank 59th
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,386,186
 • Rank 32nd
 • Density 32.09/km2 (83.1/sq mi)
 • Urban 67.1%
 • Rural 32.9%
Population (January 2015 est.)
 • Total 1,355,618
Time zone(s) MSK (UTC+04:00)
ISO 3166-2 RU-PNZ
License plates 58
Official languages Russian
Official website

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

Geography

Sura River in Penza IMG 2613
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.

History

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

Economy

Penza Oblast is a part of the Volga economic region.

People

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

Ethnic composition (2010):

Notable people

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