Sverdlovsk Region

The Sverdlovsk Region, a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, is part of the Urals Federal District and borders on the Tyumen, Kurgan, and Chelyabinsk regions, as well as on the Perm Territory and the republics of Bashkortostan and Komi. 


The Sverdlovsk Region is located on the eastern slopes of the middle and northern Urals and the adjacent West Siberian Plain.

Administrative division

The region is comprised of 73 municipal entities, 47 cities, 99 towns, and 1,886 villages.



194,800 square kilometres


Yekaterinburg, located 1,667 kilometres from Moscow

Main cities

Nizhny Tagil, Kamensk-Uralsky, Pervouralsk, Serov, Novouralsk, and Asbest


The region has a temperate continental climate, with an average January temperature of -13 C and an average July temperature of +20 C.

Main natural resources

The region's major natural resources are iron and copper ores, coal, turf, gold, platinum, silver, manganese, nickel, titanium, vanadium, asbestos, bauxites, precious stones, and rare earth metals.


The Sverdlovsk Region's population is 4,428,200, with 2,129,100 males and 2,299,100 females. Over 88% (3,676,900) of the region's population is urban, while rural residents account for 12% (751,400). The economically active population is 2,362,000, with those employed in the economic sector reaching 2,190,000. The unemployment rate, calculated using ILO methods, is 7.1%, while senior citizens and minors account for 20.4% and 16.6%, respectively. The negative population growth rate is -5.8 per 1,000. The negative migration influx rate is -14.2 per 10,000.


The Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region is Alexander Misharin.

Mayor of Yekaterinburg: Arkady Porunov.

Chair of the Regional Legislature: Yelena Chechunova. Chair of the House of Representatives: Lyudmila Babushkina

Regional issues and prospects

The region's agriculture production does not satisfy the population's demand. There is a shortage of energy resources. Many cities, including Nizhny Tagil, Pervouralsk, and others, face serious environmental challenges. The region's prospects lie in modernising production and applying new and innovative technologies in the industrial and agricultural sectors. In the Urals Federal District, the region is top rich in coal reserves, and therefore needs to intensify the exploration and development of coal deposits. Another priority is the development and conversion of the military-industrial complex.


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