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Rostov Oblast (Russian: Росто́вская о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in Southern Federal District. Rostov Oblast lies in the south of Russia with an area of 100,800 km² and a population of 4,404,013 (2002 census) making it the 5th most populous oblast in Russia. Its administrative center is the city of Rostov on Don, which also became the capital of the Southern Federal District in 2002.
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Population (2002): 4,404,013
Ethnic groups: Of the 4,404,013 residents (as of the 2002 census) 7,507 (0.02%) chose not to specify their ethnic background. Of the rest, residents identified themselves as belonging to 157 ethnic groups, including 3,934,835 ethnic Russians (89%), 118,486 Ukrainians (2.7%), 109,994 Armenians (2.5%), 28 285 Turks (0.64%), 26,604 Belarusians (0.6%) and so on.
Languages: to be written once the 2002 census data is released
See also: Music of Rostov
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