Ivanovo Oblast is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation and is part of the Central Federal District. In the north-west it borders with the Yaroslavl region, in the north with Kostroma, in the east with Nizhny Novgorod, in the south with the Vladimir region. The area is 21 437 km ², the population is 1 023 170 people. (2017). The regional center is the city of Ivanovo (distance to Moscow is 275 km).   The city of Ivanovo is the center of the Ivanovo region. In Russia the city of Ivanovo is called the city of brides.