Don River Crossing Rostov Oblast, Russia47.2N 39.7E
Rostov Oblast is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in the Southern Federal District. Rostov Oblast lies in the south of the country with an area of 100,800 km² and a population of 4,404,013 (2002 Census) making it the fifth most populous federal subject in Russia.
Its administrative center is the city of Rostov-on-Don (center left edge), which also became the administrative center of the Southern Federal District in 2002. The city is located on the banks of the Don River, one of Europe’s largest. In this orthorectified image, the river can be seen flowing across the oblast. Many fields are visible north and south of the river.