Administrative and territorial division. Population

The Oblast is divided into 22 regions, 1 oblast town, 2 region towns, 19 settlements, 5212 rural settlements.

The Legislative Power: Oblast Council of Deputies – 1, Regional Councils of Deputies – 22, Town Council of Deputies – 1; Town Councils of Deputies in district towns – 2, Settlement Councils of Deputies – 17, Rural Settlement Councils of Deputies – 299.

The Executive Power: Oblast Executive Committee – 1, Region and City/Town Executive Committees – 23, Executive Committees of district towns – 2, Settlement and Rural Settlement Executive Committees – 311.

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