Ulyanovsk Oblast

53.7148.03Koordinaten: 53 ° 43 ' N, 48 ° 2' O

The Ulyanovsk Oblast (Russian Ульяновская область / Ulyanovskaya oblast ) is an oblast in Russia. It is located in the Volga Federal District on both sides of the widened by the Kuibyshev Reservoir Volga. In the north and northwest it borders Tatarstan, Chuvashia, Mordovia and.

In the Oblast live alongside Russians and Tatars, Chuvash and Mordvins.

The growth of the area began in 1648 with the founding of the fortress of Simbirsk. The same city that had arisen around the fortress was renamed in 1924 in honor of Lenin in Ulyanovsk born there. Since 1943, the area forms a separate Oblast.

Among the most important branches of industry include mechanical engineering, light and food industries.

Administrative divisions and largest places

The Ulyanovsk Oblast is divided into 21 Rajons and 3 urban districts. The most important city in addition to the administrative center of Ulyanovsk is the city of Dimitrovgrad. All other places in the oblast have fewer than 20,000 inhabitants. In total there are 6 cities in the oblast and 29 settlements of urban type.