Arkhangelskaya Oblast

Arkhangel'skaya Oblast' of the Russian Federation was created on September 23, 1937. Situated in the northeast of the country, it occupies the northern part of the East European Plain and also includes several islands in the Arctic Ocean Seas (Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, Solovetskiye Islands, and some others). The administrative center is Arkhangel'sk. The total area of the Oblast' is 587,400 km2, which incorporates the Nenets Autonomous Okrug having an area of 176,700 km2 and its capital in the city of Naryan-Mar.

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