Irkutsk Oblast

Irkutsk Oblast (Russian: Ирку́тская о́бласть, romanized: Irkutskaya oblast; Buryat: Эрхүү можо, romanized: Erkhüü mojo) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in southeastern Siberia in the basins of the Angara, Lena, and Nizhnyaya Tunguska Rivers. The administrative center is the city of Irkutsk. It borders the Republic of Buryatia and the Tuva Republic in the south and southwest, which separate it from Khövsgöl Province in Mongolia; Krasnoyarsk Krai in the west; the Sakha Republic in the northeast; and Zabaykalsky Krai in the east. It had a population of 2,428,750 at the 2010 Census.[9]

Irkutsk Oblast
Иркутская область
Coordinates: 57°22′N 106°00′E
Federal districtSiberian[1]
Economic regionEast Siberian[2]
Administrative centerIrkutsk
  BodyLegislative Assembly[3]
  Governor[3]Igor Kobzev[4]
  Total767,900 km2 (296,500 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MSK+5 [7])
ISO 3166 codeRU-IRK
License plates38, 85, 138
OKTMO ID25000000
Official languagesRussian[8]

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