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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.

                      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
   01.07.09. 621,7 . -49.4 bln. Rub.
Consumer price index
(as of 01.8 / 31.08.2009)
  100 . 0% - for food
              99.1 . - 1.5%
- for non-food
                   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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Penza Region

Area, km2:
43 200
Time zone:
Federal District:
Volga Federal District of Russia
Administrative center (city):
Population (inhabitants):
1 392,00
Largest cities of the region (inhabitants):
Penza - 509,200
Kuznetsk - 88,900
Zarechnyi - 62,000
Share of urban population (%):
Income per capita (USD):
Gross regional product, 2005 (million rubles):
91 074.5
Gross regional product per capita, 2005 (rubles):
64 961.5
Fixed capital investment, 2006 (million rubles) :
Foreign direct investment, 2006 (thousands USD):
Most of the territory of Penza Region is situated in the Volga Upland.
Its main rivers are: the Sura, the Moksha, and the Khoper. Chernozem soil covers about 65% of the regions territory.
Penza Region has many museums and cultural centers, including such as Tarkhany State Lermontov Museum Reserve, Trinity Skanov Monastery and more.
Today, Penza Region is an industrial and agricultural region of the country. Industry is the leading sector of the economy, accounting for up to 25% of GRP and for 45% of the regions tax revenues. Industrial production in the region comprises the following sectors: machine building, power supply, fuel production, iron and steel, chemical and petrochemical, metal-fabricating, woodworking and timber, pulp and paper, construction materials, glass, porcelain and earthenware, light, food, flour and cereals, and compound feed industries.
The agricultural industry accounts for about 20% of GRP. Agriculture is focused on crop production and stock farming. Wheat, rye, buckwheat, panicum, barley, sugar beet, sunflower, hemp and other crops are grown here. Penza Region is one of the major crop producers in Russia. Dairy and beef cattle breeding, sheep raising, and poultry breeding are also developed in the region.
The regions territory has an extensive transportation system. The total length of railway track in operation amounts to 829km. Airways of federal importance pass over Penza Region (Penza airport). The total length of motorways exceeds 9,143km, and 3 major highways cross the regions territory.
  Contact information
Region's website
Vasily Kuzmich Bochkarev

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