Volga Federal District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Privolzhsky District or Volzhsky District.

Coordinates: 56°20′N 44°00′E / 56.333°N 44.000°E / 56.333; 44.000

This article is about political group of regions by a Presidential Decree. For geographical region, see Volga Region.
Volga Federal District
Приволжский федеральный округ
Federal district of Russia
Location of Volga Federal District within Russia
Location of Volga Federal District within Russia
Country  Russia
Established May 18, 2000
administrative center Nizhny Novgorod
 • Presidential Envoy Mikhail Babich
 • Total 1,038,000 km2 (401,000 sq mi)
Area rank 5th
Population (2010)
 • Total 29,899,699[1]
 • Rank 2nd
Federal subjects 14 contained
Economic regions 3 contained
Website www.pfo.ru

Volga (Privolzhsky) Federal District (Russian: Приво́лжский федера́льный о́круг, Privolzhsky federalny okrug) is one of the nine federal districts of Russia. It forms the southeastern part of European Russia. Its population was 29,899,699 (70.8% urban) according to the 2010 Census,[1] living on an area of 1,038,000 square kilometers (401,000 sq mi). Mikhail Babich was appointed the federal district's Presidential Envoy on December 15, 2011.


Federal subjects[edit]

The district comprises the Volga (part), Volga-Vyatka and Urals (part) economic regions and fourteen federal subjects:[2]

Volga Federal District
# Flag Federal subject Capital/Administrative center
1 Flag of Bashkortostan.svg Republic of Bashkortostan Ufa
2 Flag of Kirov Region.svg Kirov Oblast Kirov
3 Flag of Mari El.svg Mari El Republic Yoshkar-Ola
4 Flag of Mordovia.svg Republic of Mordovia Saransk
5 Flag of Nizhny Novgorod Region.svg Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Nizhny Novgorod
6 Flag of Orenburg Oblast.png Orenburg Oblast Orenburg
7 Flag of Penza Oblast.png Penza Oblast Penza
8 Perm Oblast Flag.gif Perm Krai Perm
9 Flag of Samara Oblast.svg Samara Oblast Samara
10 Flag of Saratov Oblast.png Saratov Oblast Saratov
11 Flag of Tatarstan.svg Republic of Tatarstan Kazan
12 Flag of Udmurtia.svg Udmurt Republic Izhevsk
13 Flag of Ulyanovsk Oblast.png Ulyanovsk Oblast Ulyanovsk
14 Flag of Chuvashia.svg Chuvash Republic Cheboksary

Presidential plenipotentiary envoys[edit]

  1. Sergey Kiriyenko (May 18, 2000 – November 14, 2005)
  2. Alexander Konovalov (November 14, 2005 – May 12, 2008)
  3. Grigory Rapota (May 12, 2008 – December 15, 2011)[3]
  4. Mikhail Babich (December 15, 2011 – present)


  1. ^ a b Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "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. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Volga Federal District" (in Russian). Nizhny Novgorod: Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Federal District, Volga Federal District. Retrieved March 2015. 
  3. ^ Lenta.ru: Biography of Grigory Rapota (Russian)