- Tver Oblast
Tver Oblast ( _ru. Тверска́я о́бласть, "Tverskaya oblast") is a federal subject of
Russia(an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Tver.
Area: 84,586 km². Population is estimated at 1,440,002 in 2004, down from about 1,670,000 in 1989. The 2002 Census counted 1,471,459.
There are also many historic towns:
Torzhok, Toropets, Zubtsov, Kashin, Vyshny Volochyok, and Kalyazin. The oldest of these is Rzhev, primarily known for the Rzhev Battlesof the World War II. Staritsawas a seat of the last appanageprincipality in Russia. Ostashkovis a major tourist centre.
The Tver Oblast has a very strong economy due to its machinery industry in the
*ru icon [http://region.tver.ru/ Official website of Tver Oblast]
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