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Lipetsk Oblast (English)
Липецкая область (Russian)
-  Oblast  -
Map of Russia - Lipetsk Oblast (2008-03).svg
Coat of Arms of Lipetsk oblast.png
Coat of arms of Lipetsk Oblast
Flag of Lipetsk Oblast.gif
Flag of Lipetsk Oblast
Anthem None[citation needed]
Political status
Country Russia
Political status Oblast
Federal district Central[1]
Economic region Central Black Earth[2]
Administrative center Lipetsk[citation needed]
Official languages Russian[3]; Russian[4]
Population (2002 Census)[5] 1,213,499 inhabitants
- Rank within Russia 45th
- Urban[5] 64.3%
- Rural[5] 35.7%
- Density 50 /km2 (100/sq mi)[6]
Area (as of the 2002 Census)[7] 24,100 km2 (9,305.1 sq mi)
- Rank within Russia 71st
Established January 6, 1954[8]
License plates 48
ISO 3166-2:RU RU-LIP
Time zone MSK/MSD (UTC+3/+4)
Government (as of February 2010)
Head of the Administration[9] Oleg Korolyov[10]
Legislature Oblast Council of Deputies[11]
Charter Charter of Lipetsk Oblast
Official website

Lipetsk Oblast (Russian: Ли́пецкая о́бласть, Lipetskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast) which was formed on January 6, 1954.[8] Its administrative center is the city of Lipetsk.



Lipetsk Oblast borders Ryazan Oblast (NE), Tambov Oblast (E), Voronezh Oblast (S), Kursk Oblast (SW), Oryol Oblast (W), and Tula Oblast (NW).

The sights

The world's first hyperboloid structure—the steel open-work lattice tower—is located in Polibino, Dankovsky District of Lipetsk Oblast. The hyperboloid tower was built and patented in 1896 by the famous Russian engineer and scientist Vladimir Shukhov. The hyperboloid structures were subsequently built by other architects, such as Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, and Oscar Niemeyer.


The most important industrial branches are the iron processing and the mechanical engineering. The most industrialized cities are Lipetsk, the administrative center, and Yelets.

Administrative divisions

Law and government

The current Head of the Administration is Oleg Korolyov.


  1. ^ Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №849 от 13 мая 2000 г. «О полномочном представителе Президента Российской Федерации в федеральном округе». Вступил в силу 13 мая 2000 г. Опубликован: "Собрание законодательства РФ", №20, ст. 2112, 15 мая 2000 г. (President of the Russian Federation. Decree #849 of May 13, 2000 On the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in a Federal District. Effective as of May 13, 2000).
  2. ^ Госстандарт Российской Федерации. №ОК 024-95 27 декабря 1995 г. «Общероссийский классификатор экономических регионов. 2. Экономические районы», в ред. Изменения №5/2001 ОКЭР. (Gosstandart of the Russian Federation. #OK 024-95 December 27, 1995 Russian Classification of Economic Regions. 2. Economic Regions, as amended by the Amendment #5/2001 OKER. ).
  3. ^ According to Article 68.1 of the Constitution of Russia, Russian is the official language on the whole territory of the Russian Federation. Article 68.2 further stipulates that only the republics have the right to establish official languages other than Russian.
  4. ^ According to Article 68.2 of the Constitution of Russia, only republics have the right to establish official languages other than Russian
  5. ^ a b c Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек (Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000)" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  6. ^ The value of density was calculated automatically by dividing the 2002 Census population by the area specified in the infobox. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox is not necessarily reported for the same year as the Census (2002).
  7. ^ Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Территория, число районов, населённых пунктов и сельских администраций по субъектам Российской Федерации (Territory, Number of Districts, Inhabited Localities, and Rural Administration by Federal Subjects of the Russian Federation)" (in Russian). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  8. ^ a b Президиум Верховного Совета СССР. Указ от 6 января 1954 г. «Об образовании в составе РСФСР Липецкой области». (Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Decree of January 6, 1954 On Establishing Lipetsk Oblast Within the RSFSR. ).
  9. ^ Charter, Article 40
  10. ^ Official website of the Administration of Lipetsk Oblast. Oleg Petrovich Korolyov, Head of the Administration of Lipetsk Oblast (Russian)
  11. ^ Charter, Article 25


  • Липецкий областной Совет депутатов. №46-ОЗ 9 апреля 2003 г. «Устав Липецкой области», в ред. Закона №307-ОЗ от 15 октября 2009 г. «О поправках к Уставу Липецкой области Российской Федерации». Опубликован: "Липецкая газета", №71, 17 апреля 2003 г. (Lipetsk Oblast Council of Deputies. Law #46-OZ of April 9, 2003 Charter of Lipetsk Oblast, as amended by the Law #307-OZ of October 15, 2009 On Amendments to the Charter of Lipetsk Oblast of the Russian Federation. ).

External links

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : Russia : Chernozemye : Lipetsk Oblast
A view of Yelets and its Cathedral of the Ascension from the Sosna River
A view of Yelets and its Cathedral of the Ascension from the Sosna River

Lipetsk Oblast is a region in Russia's Chernozemye region, bordering Kursk Oblast to the southwest, Oryol Oblast to the west, Tula Oblast to the northwest, Ryazan Oblast to the northeast, Tambov Oblast to the east, and Voronezh Oblast to the south.

  • Lipetsk — an old city, first gaining notoriety for being destroyed by the Mongols, that will satisfy visitors looking to get out of Moscow to see some of the "real Russia"
  • Lebedyan — a small town with significant literary history: novelists Andrei Bely and Mikhail Bulgakov both lived here, while the great Soviet dystopian science fiction writer Yevgeny Zamyatin was born here; the town is also endowed with two cathedrals
  • Yelets — the region's second city and one of the oldest cities of the Black Earth region is an attractive place, on the banks of the Sosna River, and dominated by the massive Cathedral of the Ascension
  • Zadon — a small town on the Don River, home to the Zadonsky Bogoroditsky Monastery, the grave of Saint Tikhon, and the nearby Tikhonovskaya Convent of the Transfiguration
  • Galichya Gora Nature Reserve


Russian is the only travel language of any real use in this region.

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