Stories of Chelyabinsk Oblast

Chelyabinsk Oblast

Russia

Chelyabinsk Oblast (Russian: Челя́бинская о́бласть, Chelyabinskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Chelyabinsk. Population: 3,603,339 (2002 Census); 3,623,732 (1989 Census)


It is highly urbanised region. The Census counted the following seventeen recognised ethnic groups of more than two thousand persons each in Chelyabinsk Oblast:
2,965,568 Russians (82.3%);205,041 Tatars (5.69%); 166,372 Bashkirs (4.62%); 76,994 Ukrainians (2.14%);36,219 Kazakhs (1.00%); 28,457 Germans (0.79%); 20,355 Belarusians (0.56%); 18,055 Mordvins (0.50%);9,483 Chuvash (0.26%); 8,601 Armenians (0.24%); 7,379 Azeris (0.20%); 5,125 Tajiks (0.14%); 4,930 Jews (0.14%); 3,486 Mari (0.10%); 3,344 Udmurts (0.09%); 3,324 Roma (0.09%); 3,057 Uzbeks (0.08%)

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