Jewish Autonomous Region

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Jewish Autonomous Region

(Placename) an administrative division of SE Russia, in E Siberia: colonized by Jews in 1928; largely agricultural. Capital: Birobidzhan. Pop: 190 900 (2002). Area: 36 000 sq km (13 895 sq miles). Also called: Birobidzhan or Birobijan

Jew′ish Auton′omous Re′gion

an autonomous region in the Khabarovsk territory of the Russian Federation in E Siberia. 216,000; 13,900 sq. mi. (36,000 sq. km). Cap.: Birobidzhan.
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Together with the Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Alexander Levintal, an agreement was signed to open a basic department of the Far Eastern State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on the basis of the regional hospital, which will allow working specialists to take courses of professional retraining.
The floods have affected the northern Yakutia, Primorsky Krai, Khabarovsk and Amur regions as well as the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.
Khabarovsk also is located near Birobidjan, the capital city of the remote Jewish Autonomous Oblast (Republic).
Industrial production in Khabarovskii krai, Amurskaia oblast, and Jewish autonomous oblast virtually collapsed.

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