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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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Sakhalin Region

Area, km2:
87 100
Time zone:
GMT+10, GMT+11
Federal District:
Far Eastern Federal District of Russia
Administrative center (city):
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Population (inhabitants):
519,87
Largest cities of the region (inhabitants):
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - 180,700
Kholmsk - 46,000
Korsakov - 43,500
Share of urban population (%):
78,0
Income per capita (USD):
796
Income per capita 2007/2006 (%):
122
Gross regional product, 2005 (million rubles):
162 645.1
Gross regional product per capita, 2005 (rubles):
310 556.8
Fixed capital investment, 2006 (million rubles) :
131021
Foreign direct investment, 2006 (thousands USD):
3834471
Sakhalin Region is the only region in the country spread over 59 islands (the largest being Sakhalin, Moneron, Tyuleniy and Kuril Islands). It is surrounded by the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. Most of the Kuril Islands and the Sakhalin coastland are occupied by mountains. It is famous for its 160 volcanoes, 40 of which are active, and high seismic activity. Mineral and thermal water springs are also wide-spread, including waters with balneotherapeutic qualities, and mineral therapeutic muds. 79% of the region's territory are occupied by forests The region has two reserves (Poronaysk Reserve and Kurils Reserve), 12 wildlife sanctuaries, and 50 natural monuments. Sakhalin Region has 2,000 historical and cultural landmarks, 17 museums, and 10 higher education institutions.
The regions major resource is hydrocarbon fuel that is in high market demand. Sakhalin Region falls under the category of Russian regions that combine outstanding raw materials potential with extreme conditions related to their development. Key industry sectors include: food (fish and seafood), forestry, woodworking, pulp and paper, light, fuel, construction materials, and oil, gas and coal production industries. It also has well-developed cattle breeding, crop raising, and fur farming.
Transportation is one of the leading sectors of the regions economy. 2 federal highways pass by the regions territory, as well as 4 gas pipelines and 2 oil pipelines.
It has 11 commercial and fishing seaports (including ice-free ports of Kholmsk and Korsakov), a cargo fleet, international ferry traffic, and the Vanino-Kholmsk railway ferry line. Over 95% of passenger traffic is carried by air (international airport in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk).
  Contact information
Region's website
Tel./Fax:
+7 (4242) 72-39-61

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