The region is divided into 25 districts, 4 towns of the regional submission, 8 towns of district submission, 28 town settlements, 505 villages.
Centre of the region is the town of Ryazan. It was founded in 1095. Distance to Moscow is 196 km.
Names of an academic Ivan Pavlov, a poet Sergey Esenin, a founder of cosmonautics Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, singers brothers the Pirogovs, a cosmonaut Vladimir Aksenov, a traveller Petr Semenov-Tyan-Shansky and an outstanding selectionist Ivan Michurin are known all over the world.