Yaroslavl Region

The Yaroslavl Region, a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, is part of the Central Federal District, bordering the Vladimir, Vologda, Ivanono, Kostroma, Moscow, and Tver regions. One of the largest rivers of Russia, the Volga, flows through the region and links the areas of the Baltic, White, Caspian, Black, and Azov seas. 

Location

The Yaroslavl Region is located in the north of European Russia and central East European Plain.

Administrative division

The region is comprised of 17 districts, 8 town districts (6of them in the city of Yaroslavl), 4 towns, and 22 industrial communities.

 

Area

36,400 square kilometres

Capital

Yaroslavl, located 282 kilometres from Moscow

Main cities

Yaroslavl, Rybinsk, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Tutaev, Uglich, Rostov

Climate

The Yaroslavl Region is located in a temporal climatic zone and has a temperate continental climate, with an average January temperature of -5º С (19.4 F) and an average July temperature of 21º С (69.8 F).

Natural resources

The main mineral and natural resources of the region include quartz sand, gravel, peat, mineral waters, banded marble, thin varved clay, and mineral colour.

Population

The Yaroslavl Region's population is 1,338,700 people, with 559,850 males and 778,850 females. 81.21% of the population is urban, and rural residents account for 18.8%. The economically active population is 703,000 people, of whom 670,000 are employed in the economic sector. The unemployment rate, calculated using ILO methods, is 4.5%. Senior citizens and minors account for 24% and 15%, respectively. The rate of natural increase is negative and stands at -10.5 per 1,000.

Аdministration

Governor of the Yaroslavl Region: Sergei Vakhrukov

Mayor of Yaroslavl: Viktor Volonchunas

Speaker of the regional legislature: Viktor Rogotsky

Regional issues and prospects

The region's priority development areas first of all include the traditionally leading engineering, chemical, and petrochemical industries. Among the priority tasks are enterprise modernisation, the creation and production of new competitive products, the promotion of advanced enterprises, and investments attraction into the manufacturing sector.

Another promising area is small and medium-sized businesses development, which could contribute to the creation of new jobs and the cost of production reduction.

The establishment of a special commercial and industrial economic zone on the basis of the Tunoshna Airport could become another source of regional economic development.

Tourism may also become one of the region's strategic development areas. It will require refurbishing of the existing destinations and tourist infrastructure development.

Introducing and promoting innovation, as well as utilising the region's intellectual resources, could also contribute to development.

 

Official website: www.adm.yar.ru

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