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Coat of Arms of Saratov oblast
Coat of arms of Saratov Oblast

Saratov Oblast (Russian: Сара́товская о́бласть, Saratovskaya oblast) is a administrative division of Russia.

Geography

Saratov Oblast is located in southeast of European Russia, in northern part of Lower Volga region and borders are:

  • Volgograd Oblast to south
  • Voronezh and Tambov oblasts to west
  • Penza, Samara and Ulyanovsk oblasts to north;
  • Republic of Kazakhstan to east.

Demographics

In terms of people, population of this oblast: 2,521,892 (2010).

Ethnic composition (2010):

Religion

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

Russian Orthodoxy
  
30%
Other Orthodox
  
1%
Other Christians
  
4.8%
Islam
  
2.4%
Hinduism
  
0.5%
Rodnovery and other native faiths
  
1.1%
Spiritual but not religious
  
38.1%
Atheism and irreligion
  
15.6%
Other and undeclared
  
6.5%

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