|Ульяновская область (Russian)|
|— Oblast —|
|Established||January 19, 1943|
|Government (as of March 2011)|
|- Governor||Sergey Morozov|
|- Legislature||Oblast Duma|
|Area (as of the 2002 Census)|
|- Total||37,300 km2 (14,401.6 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|- Density||34.66 /km2 (89.8 /sq mi)|
|Time zone(s)||MSK (UTC+04:00)|
Ulyanovsk Oblast (Russian: Улья́новская о́бласть, Ulyanovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). It is located in the Volga Federal District. Its administrative center is the city of Ulyanovsk. Population: 1,292,799 (2010 Census).
It is located on the northern edge of Central Steppes. A quarter of its territory is covered with deciduous forests; the rest is covered with steppes and meadows. The oblast is divided in half by the Volga River. Hilly areas to the west of the Volga are known as Volga Upland (elevations up to 358 m). Eastern part of the oblast is mostly flat. The water table occupies about 6% of territory.
Ulyanovsk Oblast has moderately continental, highly volatile climate. Average temperature of July +19°C, of January −11°C. As weather systems move in and out of the area, average daily temperatures often change more than +25°C in the matter of days. Fixed snow cover is typically present from November to the beginning of April. Overnight frosts occur until late May, restricting agriculture to cold-resistant plants such as rye and winter wheat. Annual precipitation drops out 400 mm a year.
Ulyanovsk Oblast is located in the zones of wooded plain and broad-leaved scaffolding.
Soils are predominantly chernozem.
Scaffolding occupy 1/4 territories. In the northwest — large massifs of oak scaffolding with the participation of linden, maple; in the Transvolga region — meadow steppes, separate pine borons.
Were preserved moose, marten, squirrel, hare- white hare and other were numerous the planktonic and marshy- coastal birds. In Kuybyshev Reservoir — bream, pike-perch, carp and others. The Ulyanovsk region — one of the Russian centres of dwelling of wasps.
The protected areas are found on the territory of region: national park Sengiley mountains, the guarding zone of state preserve “Volga wooded plain”, the monuments of nature Undory mineral source, relict scaffolding etc.
Check the Middle Volga people according to archaeological science occurred more than 100,000 years ago. The presence of human groups in the Ulyanovsk Volga region in the Paleolithic show separate parking and location of stone tools and bones found in the estuary. Cheremshan Tunguz on the peninsula, on the shores of the Volga in the region of Undory resort.
In VIII - IX centuries Ulyanovsk Volga region became part of the early Volga Bulgar as a union of Turkic nomadic and sedentary Finno-Ugric tribes.
In the late XIV - early XV century, the devastating Central Asian ruler Tamerlane began desolation territory of the Volga Ulyanovsk. Since the late 30's XV century the region was a part of the Kazan Khanate. After the pacification of the territory of the future of his governorship Simbirsk gradually settled by Ruthenians, who mingled with the local Tatars.
In the late 40's of the XVII century under the leadership of Bogdan steward Hitrovo construction began Karsunsky-Simbirsk defense line (1647-1654 biennium).
22 years after founding the city of Simbirsk had to withstand a siege of the Cossacks and led the greatest muzhchikov Don Ataman Stepan Razin.
In the XVIII century in connection with the expansion of the territory of the Russian state, in particular, to the east, and began to develop intensively populated southern regions of the present territory of the Ulyanovsk region, and Simbirsk began to loose it's status strategic military importance, but remained the provincial center.
Russian revolution 
Soviet power in Simbirsk was installed and a half months after the October Revolution - December 10, 1917. In 1918, the province was in the middle of a civil war. In July 1918 Simbirsk was captured by troops led by General Komuch Kappel. But on September 12 the Bolsheviks recaptured, resulting in the Soviet power being restored. Just taken the "Iron Division", which was headed by the Divisional Commander Red Guy. B Simbirsk some time, and the headquarters of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Eastern Front. Essential in ensuring the Red Army played Simbirskiy ammunition cartridge factory.
In 1924 Simbirsk renamed Ulyanovsk. On May 14, 1928 Ulyanovsk province RSFSR abolished. Province, together with Penza, Samara and Orenburg became part of the newly formed Middle Volga region (from 1929 - Middle Volga Region; in 1935 - Kuibyshev Region; since 1936 - Kuibyshev region).
World War Two 
Since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War in Ulyanovsk, being the rear, the evacuated enterprises, institutions and people from the western regions of the country, from Moscow and Leningrad. January 19, 1943 from several regions of the Kuibyshev and Penza regions formed Ulyanovsk Oblast.
Post War developement 
In the 1950-1960's in the creation of new enterprises (factory of heavy and unique machines, mechanical plant, Dimitrovgrad Research Institute of Atomic Reactors, etc.), road bridge over the Volga River and the airport in Ulyanovsk. In 1970, the then General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev, inaugurated memorial museum of Lenin.
The ethnic composition is as follows:
- 73.6% Russian
- 12.2% Tatar
- 7.7% Chuvash
- 3.2% Mordva
- 3.3% others
- 67,890 people were registered from administrative databases, and could not declare an ethnicity. It is estimated that the proportion of ethnicities in this group is the same as that of the declared group.
For the first half of 2007, the birth rate was 9.0 per 1000  The area population is reduced and for 20 years since 1991 has decreased on 200 thousand persons.
According to a 2012 official survey 60.6% of the population of Ulyanovsk Oblast adheres to the Russian Orthodox Church, 1% are unaffiliated generic Christians, 1% adheres to other Orthodox Churches, 6% are Muslims, 1% of the population adheres to Slavic Rodnovery (Slavic Neopaganism), and 1% to Starovery (Old Believers). In addition, 12% of the population deems itself to be "spiritual but not religious", 8% is atheist, and 9.4% follows other religions or did not give an answer to the question.
Ulyanovsk Oblast is part of the Volga economic region.
Ulyanovsk Oblast has an abundance of land, water, forest, and mineral resources. Ulyanovsk Region also has substantial reserves of other raw materials used in industry, such as various kinds of sand, cement materials, clays, and peat. One of the largest quartz sand deposits in the CIS, the Tashlinskoe deposit, is located in the region.
Ulyanovsk and Dimitrovgrad are industrial cities and contain a number of large plants and factories. Rural part of Ulyanovsk Oblast is agricultural and is focused primarily on animal husbandry, to the lesser extent on crop farming. There are two resorts in Ulyanovsk Oblast territory - "Bely Yar" and "Dubki".
The Oblast is noted for production of cars, machine tools, automatic circuit reclosers, press-forging machines, electric crane motors, water sprinklers, and other machines. Other developed sectors include the flour-milling, meat, butter-making, starch and molasses, distilling, building material, and woodworking industries.
Regional automobile code is 73. Ulyanovsk has the international airport.
Administrative divisions 
Sister relationships 
See also 
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- Госстандарт Российской Федерации. №ОК 024-95 27 декабря 1995 г. «Общероссийский классификатор экономических регионов. 2. Экономические районы», в ред. Изменения №5/2001 ОКЭР. (Gosstandart of the Russian Federation. #OK 024-95 December 27, 1995 Russian Classification of Economic Regions. 2. Economic Regions, as amended by the Amendment #5/2001 OKER. ).
- Official website of Ulyanovsk Oblast. Sergey Morozov, Governor of Ulyanovsk Oblast (Russian)
- Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Территория, число районов, населённых пунктов и сельских администраций по субъектам Российской Федерации (Territory, Number of Districts, Inhabited Localities, and Rural Administration by Federal Subjects of the Russian Federation)". Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
- "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
- The density value was calculated by dividing the population reported by the 2010 Census by the area shown in the "Area" field. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox is not necessarily reported for the same year as the population.
- Правительство Российской Федерации. Постановление №725 от 31 августа 2011 г. «О составе территорий, образующих каждую часовую зону, и порядке исчисления времени в часовых зонах, а также о признании утратившими силу отдельных Постановлений Правительства Российской Федерации». Вступил в силу по истечении 7 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Российская Газета", №197, 6 сентября 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Resolution #725 of August 31, 2011 On the Composition of the Territories Included into Each Time Zone and on the Procedures of Timekeeping in the Time Zones, as Well as on Abrogation of Several Resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation. Effective as of after 7 days following the day of the official publication.).
- Official the whole territory of Russia according to Article 68.1 of the Constitution of Russia.
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- Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров." [All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989) (in Russian). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
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- Russia and Vietnam cooperation
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