Tambov oblast (region), Russia (Tambovskaya)

The capital city of Tambov oblast: Tambov.

Tambov region overview

Tambov oblast (region) (also spelled Tambovskaya) is situated in the central part of the Oka-Don plain (Central Federal District). Capital city of the region is Tambov.

Tambov region population is about 1,076,000 (2012); land area - 34,462 sq. km.

Tambov oblast flag

Tambov oblast flag

Tambov oblast coat of arms

Tambov oblast coat of arms

Tambov oblast map, Russia

Tambov oblast map of Russia

Tambov region history

The most ancient population on the present territory of Tambov region was Mordva-Moksha people which formed as a nation from local ethnic groups in the 6th century A.C. The first Russian settlers came there even before Mongols, but final settlement of the Russians there took place in the 17th century.

Russian government constructed towns-fortresses Kozlov (1635) and Tambov (1636) in order to protect the southern frontiers of Russia from the Tatars and to further assimilate the black soil area. These towns safely protected the main ways of Tatar attacking the Russian lands and made the rapid inhabiting of the region possible.

In 1779, it was Tambov territory ruled by governor-general, from 1796 - Tambov gubernia. It remained almost unchanged till 1928. On July 16, 1928, the region division took place. Central-Chernozyom region was formed on the territories of Voronezh, Kursk, Oryol and Tambov gubernias. Tambov became the administrative center of Tambov district.

On June 13, 1934, Central-Chernozyom region was divided into Kursk and Voronezh oblasts. On September 13, 1937, autonomous Tambov oblast was formed from some territories of Voronezh and Kuybyshev oblasts.

Tambov region nature

Tambov region nature view

Tambov region nature view

Author: Victor Smagin

Tambovskaya oblast landscape

Tambovskaya oblast landscape

Author: Alexander Rezvantsev

Tambov region view

Tambov region view

Author: Fomenko Aleksey


Tambov region economics

Tambov region is divided into 23 districts, 7 towns of regional submission, 1 town of district submission, 13 town settlements, 304 villages.

Main industries of the province include machine-building (chemical equipment production, parts and spare items for automobiles and tractors, textile equipment, gadgets, household refrigerators), chemical, light, food (sugar, meat, flour-grinding, butter-making, canning).

The main way of the South-Eastern Railway which connects the center of Russia with the southern regions crosses the western part of the region through the town of Michurinsk. The main highway M6 “Kaspiy” goes close to Michurinsk and Tambov and links the center with Volgograd and Astrakhan regions and Kalmykia.

The local line airport is located near Tambov in the settlement of Donskoye. The central part of the region is crossed by oil product pipelines “Samara - Sumy” and “Samara - Uzhgorod” as well as by the largest oil pipeline “Druzhba”.

Crops, beetroots, sunflower, potatoes and fodder crops are grown as well as fruits. Spirits, starch and treacle are produced on the basis of crops and potatoes processing. Cattle-breeding (meat- and milk-producing), pig- and sheep-breeding and poultry farming are developed.

Tambov region scenery

Tambov region scenery

Tambov region scenery

Author: Dmitry Demidov

Tambov region village

Tambov region village

Author: Fomenko Aleksey

Tambov region road

Tambov region road

Author: O.Frolov


Tambov region attractions

Tambov is an ancient Russian city, an industrial and cultural center, one of the most beautiful cities of Russia which preserved its image and is located close to Moscow (470 km).

The nature of the province is specific and beautiful, but the main thing is - it doesn’t repeat itself in such combination anywhere else.

You can find two different landscape in Tambov province: northern forests, or so-called European taiga and steppes. The outskirts of Tambov are a unique combination of taiga and steppe fauna and flora.

Thanks to its picturesque and various landscapes they are beautiful recreation areas. Moreover, history presented Tambov with at least 2 tourist brands: first, famous “Tambov wolf” lives in these forests, and second, it is Tambov where one can find the most delicious potatoes and ham.

The following churches are located on the territory of the region: Transformation church, Kazan monastery and Ascension convent in Tambov, Ilya and Bogoluybsky churches in Michurinsk, Morshansky Trinity church, John Forerunner Tregulyaev monastery with a saint spring and swimming lot and others.

Among preserved churches there are some unique ones being national heritage. For example, Annunciation church with the ceramic iconostasis in the village of Novotomnikovo, Morshansky district, and Michail-Archangel church with the porcelain iconostasis in Mordovo.

Tambov oblast of Russia photos

Tambov province views

Tambovskaya oblast scenery

Tambovskaya oblast scenery

Author: Aleksey Aleksandrov

Tambov province view

Tambov province view

Author: Fomenko Aleksey


Tambov region churches

Tambov region church

Tambov region church

Author: Fomenko Aleksey

Tambov province church

Tambov province church

Author: Alexander Rezvantsev


The comments of our visitors

Carol
I'm impressed
This must be a beautiful place to visit. A little cold in the winter, though.

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