Jewish Autonomous Oblastgeographical name
Definition of Jewish Autonomous Oblast
autonomous oblast of eastern Russia in Asia, across the Amur River from China; capital Birobidzhan area 13,900 square miles (36,001 square kilometers), population 176,558
Note: The Jewish Autonomous Oblast was set aside by the Soviet government in 1928 for colonization by Jews.
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