Place:Kostroma, Russia

Alt namesKostroma Oblast
Kostromasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Kostromskaja oblast'source: USBGN: Foreign
Костромска́я о́бласть (Kostromskaya oblast)source: Wikipedia
TypeHistorical Province, Oblast
Located inRussia
Also located inTsentralny, Russia     (1944 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Kostroma Oblast (Kostromskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Kostroma and its population as of the 2010 Census is 667,562. It was formed in 1944 on the territory detached from neighbouring Yaroslavl Oblast.

Textile industries have been developed there since the early 18th century. Its major historic towns include Kostroma, Sharya, Nerekhta, Galich, Soligalich, and Makaryev.

Viktor Shershunov was Governor from 1997 until his death in a car crash on September 20, 2007, at which point Igor Slyunyayev became the new Governor until, as of 2012, Sergey Sitnikov become the current incumbent.

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