Kostroma Region is located in the European part of Russia and belongs to the Central District of the Federation. It has a rich historical past and is famous for its unique cultural heritage.
Geographical and climatic features
Kostroma region is rather small. It covers an area of 60 211 Km². The Kostroma region borders on other RF facilities, namely, the Ivanovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Vologda and Kirov regions. The relief in these parts is mostly flat, with small hills and lowlands.
Despite not a small area, on the territory of the Kostroma region there are more than 2000 rivers. The largest of these is the Volga. Also quite large are its three main tributaries: Kostroma, Vetluga, Unzha.
The climate of the Kostroma region, like in most of the middle regions, is moderately continental. A characteristic feature are pronounced seasons. The maximum amount of precipitation is observed in the summer.
Population and administrative organization
In the Kostroma region there are about 650 thousand people. Most of them are representatives of big and small cities. The ethnic composition of the population is mostly Russian, there are more than 96% here. Also in the region there are many Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Tatars.
The administrative center of the Kostroma region is the city of Kostroma. In general, in the region there is 31 Municipal Center: 7 major cities, 23 district and one city that includes the district.
Kostroma is one of the oldest cities in Russia. It was founded almost simultaneously with Moscow. Thanks to this, a large number of various historical monuments have been preserved here. Not surprisingly, Kostroma is a must for the famous route "Golden Ring of Russia".
The most valuable architectural monuments of the region include the Vladimir Church and the Ipatievsky Monastery. Also, the attention of tourists is attracted to the noble manors of the 19 century: Sledovo, Shchelykovo.
There are many nature reserves in the Kostroma region. The most famous are Kologrivsky forest, Kologrivska armhole, Sumarokovskaya moose farm.
Many cultural events are held annually in Kostroma and the region, attracting tourists from Russia and the near abroad. The most popular theater festival Ostrovsky, jewelry festival "Golden Ring of Russia."