Nizhny, Novgorod Oblast, Russia 

Nizhegorodskaya oblast is a federal subject of Russia located in the central part of European Russia, in the Volga Federal District. Nizhny Novgorod is the capital city of the region.

The population of Nizhny Novgorod oblast is about 3,260,000 (2015), the area – 76,624 sq. km.

Nizhny Novgorod oblast is one of the largest regions of Central Russia. The length of the region from north to south is about 400 km, from west to east – about 300 km. The largest rivers in the European part of Russia flow through the region – the Volga and the Oka.

The largest cities are Nizhny Novgorod (1,268,000), Dzerzhinsk (234,000), Arzamas (104,800), Sarov (94,000), Bor (78,000), Vyksa (53,000).

The climate of Nizhegorodskaya oblast is temperate continental climate. The average temperature in January is minus 12 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 19 degrees Celsius. Winter lasts from early November to late March.

There are deposits of peat, phosphorites, iron ores. There is a large deposit of titanium and zirconium ores in the basin of the Pyana River, one of the five largest deposits of titanium and zirconium in Russia. Forests cover about 53% of the territory.

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