Amur Oblast (Russian: Аму́рская о́бласть, ah-MOOR-skuh-yuh OH-blust') is a region in the Russian Far East roughly the size of Japan with less than 1% Japan's population. It borders Zabaykalsky Krai to the west, Yakutia to the north, Khabarovsk Krai to the east, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast to the southeast, and China to the south.
- 1 Blagoveshchensk. One of the oldest cities of the Russian Far east, whose 19th century buildings have been restored, and the regional capital; on the Chinese border
- 2 Belogorsk.
- 3 Skovorodino.
- 4 Tynda. the only town of any size in northwestern Amur Oblast
- 1 Khingansky Nature Reserve.
- 2 Zeysky Nature Reserve.
Amur Oblast is of special economic importance, being home to the mainstay of the Russian Far East's water supply and vast gold and other mineral deposits.
See Russian phrasebook.
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the main road by which most travelers visit Amur Oblast. The mainline stops at Skovorodino, Belogorsk, and Svobodny. Blagoveshchensk is served by a spoke from Belogorsk; Tynda by a spoke from Skovorodino and by the Baikal-Amur Mainline.
The next major stop to the east on the Trans-Siberian Railway is Birobidzhan; to the west, Chita.