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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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Kaluga Region

Area, km2:
29 900
Time zone:
GMT+3
Federal District:
Central Federal District of Russia
Administrative center (city):
Kaluga
Population (inhabitants):
1 007,31
Largest cities of the region (inhabitants):
Kaluga - 329,500
Obninsk - 105,300
Lyudinovo - 41,400
Share of urban population (%):
76,1
Income per capita (USD):
236
Income per capita 2007/2006 (%):
120
Gross regional product, 2005 (million rubles):
84 790.2
Gross regional product per capita, 2005 (rubles):
83 817.4
Fixed capital investment, 2006 (million rubles) :
16268
Foreign direct investment, 2006 (thousands USD):
85548
Kaluga Region is situated in the central part of the East European Plain, between the Central Russian Upland and the Smolensk-Moscow Upland. Its main rivers are: the Oka and the Zhizdra. The region's sub-soil assets include fireclays and high-melting clays, glass-making ingredients, phosphate rock, brown coal, and peat. The region also has a wealth of mineral waters and nonmetallic minerals.
A large number of state natural reserves is located within the regions territory, including the
Kaluzhskiye Zaseki Reserve, Ugra National Park, Tarusa Wildlife Reserve, and Kaluzhskiy Bor Natural Sanctuary. Besides natural landmarks, Kaluga Region has a number of architectural masterpieces dating back to the 16-19th Centuries (over 30 sites), as well as museums, the most famous of which is the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics. Kaluga craftsmen are known for hand weaving, embroidery, ceramic toys, pottery, and basket weaving.
Kaluga Region is an important industrial and research center. It has 34 science and research institutions, most of which are situated in the city of Obninsk, where the first Russian science city, or Naukograd, is located. The city also has 28 higher education institutions.
The major sectors of the regional economy are car component and construction materials production, forestry, tourism, agricultural production, and pharmaceuticals.
Kaluga Region is listed among the 20 most developed regions of Russia in terms of density of railroads and highways. The main transportation junctions of the region are Kaluga, Obninsk, and Sukhinichi. Two international highways pass by the regions territory. The region has two airports, including one of international status.
  Contact information
Region's website
Governor
Anatoly Dmitriyevich Artamonov
Tel./Fax:
+7 (4842) 57-01-06
E-mail
economy@adm.kaluga.ru

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