There are seventeen towns with a population of 10,000 or more, namely, Tomsk (63,533 in 1900) and Irkutsk (49,106) - the capitals of West and East Siberia respectively; Blagovyeshchensk (37,368), Vladivostok (38,0co).
In the Far East the chief trade centres are Vladivostok and Nikolayevsk on the Amur, with Khabarovsk and Blagovyeshchensk, both on the same river.
The Amur government has a continental climate, the yearly average at Blagovyeshchensk (50 N.
The only town is Blagovyeshchensk, but the centre of the administration is Khabarovsk in the Maritime province.
Another monastery, that of Blagovyeshchensk (1370, rebuilt 1647), is situated on the right bank of the Oka.
Below Blagovyeshchensk, where it occupies nearly 2 m.
BLAGOVYESHCHENSK, a town of East Siberia, chief town of the Amur government, on the left bank of the Amur, near its confluence with the Zeya in 50° 15' N.