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Tomsk Region

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Sergei Zhvachkin

  • NationRussian Federation
  • Government NameTomsk Region
  • GovernorSergei Zhvachkin

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History

  • 1604: Tomsk was founded in 1604 by Tsar Boris Godunov
  • 1738: Mail service was inaugurated and all freight now passed through Tomsk.
  • 1804: A new period of the city's history began in 1804, when it was chosen as the administrative center of a new province and developed into a center with a city and town councils and a police department.
  • 1917: After the Revolution in 1917, Tomsk became part of the Siberian and later the West Siberian Territory.
  • 1937: Tomsk and the adjoining territories became part of Novosibirsk Region.
  • 1944: The decree creating Tomsk Region was signed in August 4, 1944.
  • 1991: Tomsk was awarded the status of historic city with a protected area of 950 hectares.

Topographic Feature and Characteristics

  • A large part of the region (57%) is covered with forests with well-defined central taiga, southern taiga, and forest steppe zones. The areas of Tomsk Region bordering on Tyumen and Omsk Regions and part of Novosibirsk Region extend over a mostly boggy, nearly uninhabited plain. Tomsk continues to be a scientific and educational center, annually graduating 5000 specialists with higher education and an equal number with secondary vocational education.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area: 314,391㎢
  • Location: Tomsk lies in the south-east of West-Siberian plain(Siberian Federal District) and borders on Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, and Kemerovo regions and Krasnoyarsk Territory. Most of Tomsk Region territory is inaccessible because it is covered with taiga woods. Capital city of the region is Tomsk. (56˚30′north latitude and 86˚00′east longitude; 3,500㎞ away from Moscow by train)
  • Climate: The climate is a temperate continental and cyclical, with considerable daily and yearly variations and long winters (100~110 days). The average annual temperature is -0.6°C; the average July temperature is +18.1°C, and the average January temperature is -19.2°C. Long, severe winters are characteristic of the northern part of the region. Average annual precipitation is 435㎜.
Population
  • Population : 1,057,748(2012)
  • Population density : 3.33/㎢(2012)
Major Event
  • Orthodox procession for celebration of Epiphany(Jan 19)

Economic Status

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Economy(2010)
  • GRDP: 284.3 bn RUB (approx. 9.4 bn USD)(2010)
  • Per capita GRDP: 242,800 RUB (approx. 8,093 USD) (2010)
Industry
  • Industrial structure : Nearly 200 large and medium companies form the region's industrial structure. Industry employs 28% of all workers, owns 55% of all fixed assets, and generates nearly 60% of the regional GDP. The development of the oil refining and chemical sectors had a major impact on the industrial development as a whole. Companies in the oil refining and chemical industries provide more than 30% of the tax revenues to budgets of all levels. Other important industrial sectors besides oil and gas production include petrochemicals, metalworking, power generation, woodworking, and pharmaceuticals.
Product
  • Industrial product : chemical and petrochemical(synthetic resins, plastic, methanol)
  • Mineral resource : oil, gas

Others

  • Contact:Ministry of International and Regional Relations
  • Address:6 Lenin Square, Tomsk, Russia, 634050
  • Tel.:7-3822-51-09-39
  • Fax.:7-3822-51-11-99
  • Official Website : http://www.tomsk.gov.ru