Kirov oblast (region), Russia (Kirovskaya)

The capital city of Kirov oblast: Kirov.

Kirov region overview

Kirov oblast (region) (also spelled Kirovskaya) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation, part of Volga Federal District. The capital city and administrative center of the region is Kirov. The region is situated in north-eastern part of European Russia.

Kirov region population - 1,319,000 (2012); land area - 120,374 sq. km.

Kirov oblast flag

Kirov oblast flag

Kirov oblast coat of arms

Kirov oblast coat of arms

Kirov oblast map, Russia

Kirov oblast map of Russia

Kirov region features

Kirov region is located in the Eastern part of East-European Height. There are Vyatskie Uvaly (ridges) in the central part of the region, Verkhnekamskaya height in the north-eastern part and Severnye Uvaly in the north.

The basis of resource potential of the region consists of forests (mainly coniferous ones), phosphorites, peat, furs, water and soils. The total timber resources are about 1.2 bln. cubic meters. There are a lot of peat deposits. There are resources of non-metallic mineral raw: limestone, clays, sands and gravel.

Lately little deposits of oil have been found in the eastern part of Kirov region. The largest in Europe Vyatsko-Kamskoye deposit of phosphorites is located in the region. It is also rich in mineral springs and curing muds.

The climate is moderately continental. The winter is usually long and cold, the summer is short and warm. Kirov region is situated in the taiga zone. The woods of taiga are rich in various flora and fauna. Main river of the region is the Vyatka river.

Kirov region nature

Kirov region nature view

Kirov region nature view

Author: Dmitriy Zonov

Kirov region landscape

Kirov region landscape

Author: Dmitriy Zonov

Kirov region forest

Kirov region forest

Author: Dmitriy Zonov


Kirov region facts

Kirov region has 18 main cities and towns. The largest cities of the region are Kirov, Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kotelnich, Omutninsk, Slobodskoy, Vyatskie Polyany and Yaransk.

Railways cross the territory of Kirov region connecting the central part of Russia with Urals, Siberia and Far East (Trans-Siberian railway), northern regions with southern ones (“Kirov-Kotlas”). The main waterway is the river Vyatka.

Kirov region attractions

There are 197 especially protected areas on 375,600 hectares: a federal state reserve “Nurgush”, 3 state regional reserves - “Pizhemsky”, “Bylina”, “Bushkovsky Les (forest)”, 189 nature sites of regional importance, 3 curing health resorts. National Park “Atarskaya Luka” is being created.

There are about 3,500 historical, cultural and architectural monuments in Kirov region, 883 monuments are protected by the state. There are 40 museums (literary house-museums of A.S.Green and M.Saltykov-Shedrin, of local studies, ethnographical, scientific and memorial), several exhibition halls.

Kirovskaya oblast is well known by handicrafts: Dymkovo painted clay toys, things made of straw, pine tree roots, wood, Kukarsky laces, items made of flax with traditional embroidery, ceramics.

Kirov oblast of Russia photos

Kirov region scenery

Kirov region road

Kirov region road

Author: Alexander Dolnik

Kirov region village

Kirov region village

Author: Nadezhda Danilova

Kirov region abandoned church

Kirov region abandoned church

Author: Roman Sozyn


Kirov region churches

Kirov province church

Kirov province church

Author: Nadezda Shklyaeva

Kirov region church view

Kirov region church view

Author: Alexander Dolnik

Kirov oblast church

Kirov oblast church

Author: Izmestiev A.U.


Kirovskaya oblast view

Kirovskaya oblast cathedral

Kirovskaya oblast cathedral

Author: Dmitriy Tkachenko


The questions of our visitors

peter asks: How far is the Village of Nagorsk from Kirov City? Is there bus service between the two places?
Expert's answer:
Nagorsk is a small town with the population of about 4,500 located to the north of Kirov city, the administrative center of Nagorsky district. The distance to Kirov city is about 130 km. There is direct bus run from Kirov to Nagorsk. I am not sure about the schedule for 2010 but in 2009 there were 3 runs per day (at 8:35; 12:15 and 17:05 local time). Time in travel about 3,5 hours, the cost of the ticket about 10 USD.
Tony asks: Where exactly is Ivanovka, Kirov located? Tell me a little bit about this city. Is there a train directly from Moscow to Ivanovka?
Expert's answer:
It is not a city, it is a small village located in Darovsky district (total population of the district is about 13,000) of Kirov oblast (northwest of Kirov city). That is why there is no direct train from Moscow to this village. You can go by train to Kirov city and from there have a regular bus or taxi to the village.
TAM asks: Is there a village called Lum in Kirov, how to get there?
Expert's answer:
Yes, there is Lum village in Kirov oblast. It is located in the southern part of the region, to the south of Yaransk town. The shortest way to get there is to go to Yoshkar-Ola city and from there to go by bus to Yaransk and on the way you will pass Lum village (here is the map location of the village).

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