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Annual average rate of 2007:
1 USD ($ USD)   = 29.39 rub.
1 EUR (€)           = 41,42 rub.

Currencies exchange rates (as of 11.06.2010): 
1 USD ($ USD)  = 31.5742 rub.
1 EUR (€)          = 38.0217 rub.

15.01.2010  
Inflation
                      0.7% . 0%
Gold and currency reserves        441.4 bln. USD
Oil Brent (ICE)         71.62
                          USD/ barrel
GDP               II 2009 9 326,4 bln. Rub.
Exports            24,5 1,8 bln. USD
Imports           15.5 . 1.6 bln. USD
Fixed asset
investments
   01.07.09. 621,7 . -49.4 bln. Rub.
Consumer price index
(as of 01.8 / 31.08.2009)
  100 . 0% - for food
commodities
              99.1 . - 1.5%
- for non-food
products
                   100.6 . - 0.2%
- for paid services rendered to the population         100.4 . - 0.4%
Forecast rates on                         
1 USD ($ USD) = rub.
1 EUR (€)          = rub.
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Volgograd Region

Area, km2:
113 900
Time zone:
GMT+3
Federal District:
Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation
Administrative center (city):
Volgograd
Population (inhabitants):
2 614,36
Largest cities of the region (inhabitants):
Volgograd 1,044,356 (one of the largest Russian cities)
Volzhski 324,224
Kamyshin 127,891
Share of urban population (%):
75,4
Income per capita (USD):
375
Income per capita 2007/2006 (%):
120,3
Gross regional product, 2005 (million rubles):
249 147.1
Gross regional product per capita, 2005 (rubles):
94 812.1
Fixed capital investment, 2006 (million rubles) :
34654
Foreign direct investment, 2006 (thousands USD):
1172
The region is located on the South-East of the East European Plain and has an advantageous geographical situation, being the main gate to Southern Russia with access to Iran, Iraq, the Caucasus and Kazakhstan. The region has about 200 rivers of various sizes (the largest are the Volga and the Don).
The cultural heritage of the Volgograd Region is very rich. The region boasts 187 museums, including the famous panoramic Battle of Stalingrad museum, the monumental ensemble To the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad on the Mamai Burial Mound.
The educational facilities of the Volgograd Region comprise 1,273 general secondary education day schools; 17 higher education establishments and 18 branches of state higher education establishments.
The Volgograd Region has high potential in terms of natural resources for development of the material and primary product base. The region is rich in oil and gas, chemical and cement raw material, iron ore, non-ferrous and rare metals etc., and there are significant resources of underground waters, including mineral waters.
Based on many indices, the industry of the Volgograd Region occupies a leading position in the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation. It accounts for about 23% of the volume of industrial manufacture in the Southern federal district.
The production rate of industrial enterprises in the Volgograd Region in real terms accounts for the following proportions of the product output volume of the Southern Federal District: oil recovery - about 26%, oil refining - 48%, power generation more than 26%, rolled ferrous metal, tractors, and tires - 100%, steel pipes 63%, chemical fiber and threads about 65%, special oil equipment over 80%.  
The region is one of the largest agricultural producers in the Russian Federation.
The Volgograd Region has a well-developed transport infrastructure, and all types of transport are available, except marine transport. Important railways (the Privolzhskaya Railway), waterways (the Volga, Don and the Volga-Don Canal), airways as well as 3 federal and 7 regional highways pass through the region . Volgograd Airport is one of the largest in the Volga River Basin.
  Contact information
Region's website
Governor
Nikolay Kirillovich Maksyuta
E-mail
airvo@volganet.ru

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