Rostov Oblast

Rostov Oblast (Russian: Росто́вская о́бласть, tr. Rostovskaya oblast, IPA: [rɐˈstofskəjə ˈobləsʲtʲ]) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in the Southern Federal District. The oblast has an area of 100,800 square kilometers (38,900 sq mi) and a population of 4,277,976 (2010 Census),[8] making it the sixth most populous federal subject in Russia. Its administrative center is the city of Rostov-on-Don, which also became the administrative center of the Southern Federal District in 2002.

Rostov Oblast
Ростовская область
Anthem: Anthem of Rostov Oblast (The Orthodox Quiet Don)[1]
Coordinates: 47°52′N 41°11′E
CountryRussia
Federal districtSouthern[2]
Economic regionNorth Caucasus[3]
Administrative centerRostov-on-Don[4]
Government
  BodyLegislative Assembly
  Governor[5]Vasily Golubev[6]
Area
  Total100,800 km2 (38,900 sq mi)
Area rank32nd
Population
 (2010 Census)[8]
  Total4,277,976
  Estimate 
(2018)[9]
4,220,452 (−1.3%)
  Rank6th
  Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
  Urban
67.2%
  Rural
32.8%
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK [10])
ISO 3166 codeRU-ROS
License plates61, 161, 761
OKTMO ID60000000
Official languagesRussian[11]
Websitehttp://www.donland.ru/