Ural Oblast

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Ural Oblast
Уральская область
Oblast of RSFSR

Location of Ural Oblast
Ural Oblast in 1925
Capital Yekaterinburg (renamed Sverdlovsk in 1924)
 •  Established 1923
 •  Disestablished 1934
Area 1,659,000 km2 (640,543 sq mi)
 •  6,380,000 
Density 3.8 /km2  (10 /sq mi)
Political subdivisions okrugs and rayons, number of them was often changed

Ural Oblast (Russian: Уральская область) was a oblast of the RSFSR within the USSR. It existed since 1923 to 1934, was created November 3, 1923 by association of Perm, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and Tyumen Governorates. Oblast’s centre was city Sverdlovsk. At the time of creation area of oblast was 1,659,000 km², population was 6,380,000.

In February 26, 1925, in the west of oblast was created Komi-Permyak Okrug. In 1927, oblast was divided into 16 okrugs and 210 rayons. Okrugs included: Verkhne-Kamsky, Zlatoustovsky, Irbitsky, Ishimsky, Komi-Permyatsky, Kungursky, Kurgansky, Permsky, Sarapulsky, Sverdlovsky, Tagilsky, Tobolsky, Troitsky, Tyumensky, Chelyabinsky and Shadrinsky. Borders between okrugs and rayons often changed.

On August 8, 1930, okrugs were abolished. December 10, 1930 in northern part of former Tobolsky okrug were created Ostyako-Vogulsky and Yamalsky national okrugs. January 17, 1934 oblast was abolished, in its territory were created Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Obsko-Irtyshskaya oblasts. At the end of 1933, oblast’s area was 1,896,000 km².