In 1920s the region was a constituent of the Far East Republic. In October 1938 Amurskaya region became a constituent of the Khabarovsky region. In August 1948 Amurskaya region became independent.
| Geographical location|
Amurskaya region is situated in the south-east of the RF. It borders on China in the south, on the Republic Sakha in the north, on Khabarovsky region in the north-east, on Jewish autonomous okrug in the south-east. In the northern part of the region there is the Stanovoy range, in the south - ranges of the Yankan, Tukuringra, Soktakhan. About 2/5 of the territory is occupied by the Zeisko-Bureinskaya and the Amursko-Zeiskaya plains. Main rivers are the Amur, the Zrya, the Burea.
The climate of the region is sharp continental.
| Administrative division|
Area of Amurskaya region - 363.7 thousand sq. km. The region is divided into 20 districts, 7 towns of regional submission, 2 towns of district submission, 27 town settlements, 282 villages. Population of the region - 1,015,6 thousand people. Density of population - 2.9 persons per sq. km.
Centre of the region is the town of Blagoveshchensk. It is situated between the rivers the Zeya and the Amur. The town was founded in 1858. Population of the town is 216.7 thousand people. Distance to Moscow - 7,985 km.
Unique monuments of nature, peculiarities of flora and fauna determine preconditions for development of international tourism with attraction of foreign investments.
In Amurskaya region there are 2 state sanctuaries, 2 reserves of the republican meaning, 20 reserves of the regional importance, 123 natural monuments, botanical gardens, rare species of animals and plants.