Tyumen Region

The Tyumen Region, a constituent entity of the Russian Federation and part of the Urals Federal District, comprises the Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Areas and borders on Kazakhstan, the Komi Republic, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Sverdlovsk, Kurgan, Omsk, Tomsk and Arkhangelsk regions. 

Location

Tyumen Region is located on the West Siberian Plain and is washed by the Kara Sea.

Administrative division

Tyumen Region has 28 cities, 38 districts, 41 towns and 1,604 populated localities.

Area

1,435,200 sq. km. with autonomous areas and 161,800 sq. km. excluding autonomous areas.

Capital

Tyumen, 2,144 km from Moscow

Main cities

Tyumen, Tobolsk, Ishim, Yalutorovsk, and Zavodoukovsk

Climate

The region has a temperate continental climate.

Natural resources

The region produces peat, sapropel, quartz sand, brick clay and expanded clay, as well as building stone. It has about 400 studied deposits containing feedstock for the building materials industry. The region abounds in freshwater and mineral-water deposits. Subterranean waters account for over 50% of national iodide and bromide resources.

Population

The regional population is 1,337,700, with 618,400 males and 719,300 females. 62.7% of the region's population is urban (839,200), while rural residents account for 37.3% (498,500). The economically active population is 1,815,000, with those employed in the economic sector reaching 669,400.

The unemployment rate, calculated using ILO methods, is 8.4%, while senior citizens and minors account for 11.3% and 17.7%, respectively.

The negative population growth rate is - 2.1 per 1,000. The negative migration influx rate is -2 3 per 1,000.

Administration

Tyumen Region Governor: Vladimir Yakushev. Acting Head of the Tyumen Administration Alexander Moor

Tyumen Mayor: Yevgeny Kuivashev

Tyumen Regional Legislature Speaker: Sergei Korepanov

Regional issues and prospects

The main regional development prospects are linked with the development of engineering, the woodworking industry and other sectors. The GRP is dominated by raw-materials sectors and the regional economy is greatly dependent on oil prices.

 

Official website: http://www.admtyumen.ru/

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