The Yaroslavskaya region was founded on 20 October 1932. Its area is 36.4 thousand sq. km.
The region is divided into 19 municipal districts, 2 towns and 8 worker`s settlements.
The centre of the region is town of Yaroslavl, founded in 1010. Distance to Moscow is 282 km.
Main towns are Yaroslavl (623 thousand people), Rybinsk (247 thousand people).
Population of the region is 1433.6 thousand people. Density of population is 39.4 persons per sq. km.