Amur Oblast

Amur Oblast (Russian: Аму́рская о́бласть, ah-MOOR-skuh-yuh OH-blust) is a region in the Russian Far East roughly the size of Japan with less than 1% Japan's population. It borders Zabaykalsky Krai to the west, Yakutia to the north, Khabarovsk Krai to the east, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast to the southeast, and China to the south.

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Amur Oblast is of special economic importance, being home to the mainstay of the Russian Far East's water supply and vast gold and other mineral deposits.

Talk

See Russian phrasebook.

Get in

The Trans-Siberian Railway is the main road by which most travelers visit Amur Oblast. The mainline stops at Skovorodino, Belogorsk, and Svobodny. Blagoveshchensk is served by a spoke from Belogorsk; Tynda by a spoke from Skovorodino and by the Baikal-Amur Mainline.

Go next

The next major stop to the east on the Trans-Siberian Railway is Birobidzhan; to the west, Chita.

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