The population of the oblast was 2,610,161 according to the 2010 Russian census, 2,699,223 in the 2002 Russian census, and 2,593,944 in the 1989 Soviet census. In 2012, there were 30,252 births (11.7 per 1000) and 35,021 deaths (13.5 per 1000). The total fertility rate was 1.46[clarification needed] in 2009, rising to 1.57 by 2016.
|VolgogradVolzhsky||1||Volgograd||City of oblast significance of Volgograd||1,021,215||KamyshinMikhaylovka|
|2||Volzhsky||City of oblast significance of Volzhsky||314,255|
(shown are the ethnic groups with a population of more than 7,000 people)
|Ethnic group||Population (in 2010)||Percent|
44,541 people were registered from administrative databases, and could not declare an ethnicity. It is estimated that the proportion of ethnicities in this group is the same as that of the declared group.
|Religion in Oblast Krai as of 2012 (Sreda Arena Atlas)|
|Spiritual but not religious||18.4%|
|Atheism and irreligion||12.1%|
|Other and undeclared||5.2%|
According to a 2012 survey 54.5% of the population of Volgograd Oblast adheres to the Russian Orthodox Church, 4% are unaffiliated generic Christians, 2% are Eastern Orthodox Christian believers who don’t belong to any church or are members of non-Russian Eastern Orthodox churches, 3% are Muslims. In addition, 18% of the population declares to be “spiritual but not religious”, 12% is atheist, and 6.5% follows other religions or did not give an answer to the question.
Building of the Oblast Duma and Oblast Government
During the Soviet period, three people exercised oblast-level authority:
- the first secretary of the Volgograd CPSU Committee (who in reality had the most power)
- the chairman of the oblast Soviet (legislative power)
- the chairman of the oblast Executive Committee (executive power)
In 1991 the CPSU lost de facto power, and the head of the Oblast administration, and eventually the governor was appointed/elected alongside elected regional parliament.
The Charter of Volgograd Oblast provides the fundamental law of the region. The Legislative Assembly of Volgograd Oblast is the province’s standing legislative (representative) body. The Legislative Assembly exercises its authority by passing laws, resolutions, and other legal acts and by supervising the implementation and observance of the laws and other legal acts passed by it. The highest executive body, the Oblast Government, includes territorial executive bodies such as district administrations, committees, and commissions that facilitate development and run the day-to-day matters of the province. The Oblast administration supports the activities of the Governor, who is the highest official and acts as guarantor of the observance of the oblast Charter in accordance with the Constitution of Russia.
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