The Novosibirsk region is part of the Siberian Federal District and one of the largest regions of Russian Federation, and the City of Novosibirsk is the administrative center of the NCB.
The Novosibirsk region includes 5 urban districts, 30 municipal areas and 455 settlements (26 urban and 429 rural).
The Novosibirsk region is 177.8 thousand. sq. km in area (1.1% of the Russian territory). Its length, from the West to the East, exceeds 600 km, and more than 400 km from the North to the South.
The population of the Novosibirsk region is 2,686,900.
The Novosibirsk region is located in the South-Eastern part of the West Siberian Plain bordered by Kazakhstan, Altai Krai, Kemerovo, and Omsk and Tomsk Oblasts.
The region has approximately 350 rivers running through its territory. Ob is the main river. Novosibirsk City is neighboured by the Novosibirsk reservoir.
The region has 523 deposits of various minerals. Explored reserves of minerals include coal, refractory clay and peat. In the Northwest area of the oblast, there are deposits of oil and natural gas.
The industrial production of the Novosibirsk region is dominated by the manufacturing sector. Machine construction and metal finishing (electrical equipment, instrument making, metallurgical equipment) are the leading sectors. The food, chemical, and building materials industries are also developed.
There are approximately 50 organizations and enterprises in the Novosibirsk region's military industrial sector. The region is one of the top ten largest agricultural producers. The agricultural sector of the region specializes in growing grain, potatoes, vegetables, meat, milk, livestock breeding, poultry farming, and beekeeping. An important role is devoted to flax production.
The Novosibirsk region is one of the largest research centers in the Russian Federation, and it has been holding leading positions in the field of science and technology for over 50 years.
A high level of education is one of the advantages Novosibirsk region has over other regions. It is essential that the region ensures the training of qualified professionals for almost all enterprises in the region – from IT companies to industrial plants.
The administrative center of the Novosibirsk region is the City of Novosibirsk, the largest municipality in the Russian Federation, and the third largest Russian city in terms of population. The area of the city is 506.7 km.