Kirov region is a large land in the far north of the Volga Federal District. It borders on the Udmurt Republic, Perm Krai, the republics of Tatarstan and Mari El, Nizhny Novgorod, Vologda, Arkhangelsk and Kostroma regions. The population is 1 296 958 people. Its total area is 120,800 km². The administrative center is the city of Kirov.