Kurskaya province existed in 1797-1928. Kurskaya land was a frontier of Russia. Since the end of the 14th till the end of the 15th centuries it was a part of Lithuania. Kurskaya land became the region of greatest economic crisis. It got a new impulse only in the years of industrialization, after discovery of iron ore field.
| Geographical location|
Kurskaya region is situated in the Middle Russian highland. It borders on the Ukraine in the south-west, on Belgorodskaya region in the south, on Bryanskaya, Orlovskaya, Lipetskaya and Voronezhskaya regions.
Main rivers: rivers of basin of the Dnieper and the Don. Climate is temperate continental.
| Administrative division|
The region was founded on 13 June 1934. Area is 29.8 thousand sq. km. Kurskaya region is divided into 28 districts. There are 5 towns of regional submission, 5 towns of district submission, 23 town settlements, 444 villages.
Centre of the region is Kursk. It was founded in 1095. Distance to Moscow is 536 km.
Main towns are Kursk, Zheleznogorsk, Kurchatov.
Population of Kurskaya region is 1,332,4 thousand people. Density of population is 44.7 persons per sq. km.
Kursk attracts talented people of art, theatre, literature, music. Such outstanding persons as M. S. Shchepkin, P. I. Chaikovsky, L. N. Tolstoy, A. P. Gaigar, N. N. Aseev, A. A. Deineka lived and worked in Kurskaya region.