Far Eastern Federal District

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Coordinates: 48°42′N 135°12′E / 48.700°N 135.200°E / 48.700; 135.200

This article is about political group of regions by a Presidential Decree. For geographical region, see Russian Far East.
Far Eastern Federal District
Дальневосточный федеральный округ
Federal district of Russia
Location of the Far Eastern Federal District
Location of the Far Eastern Federal District
Country  Russia
Established May 18, 2000
Administrative center Khabarovsk
Government
 • Presidential Envoy Yury Trutnev
Area
 • Total 6,215,900 km2 (2,400,000 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,293,129
 • Rank 8th
 • Density 1.0/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
 • Urban 74.8%[1]
 • Rural 25.2%[1]
Federal subjects 9 contained
Economic regions 1 contained
Website www.dfo.gov.ru

The Far Eastern Federal District (Russian: Дальневосто́чный федера́льный о́круг, Dalnevostochny federalny okrug) is the largest of the nine federal districts of Russia, while being also the second least populated, with a population of 6,293,129 (74.8% urban) according to the 2010 Census.[1] The entire federal district lies within the northernmost and easternmost part of the Asian continent and covers the territory of the Russian Far East.

History[edit]

Main article: Human Migration

The Far Eastern Federal District was established on May 18, 2000 by President Vladimir Putin and is currently being governed by presidential envoy Viktor Ishayev.

Demographics[edit]

Federal subjects[edit]

Far Eastern Federal District
# Flag Federal subject Area in
km2.
Population
Census 2010
Capital/Administrative center
1 Flag of Amur Oblast.svg Amur Oblast 363,700 830,103 Blagoveshchensk
2 Flag of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.svg Jewish Autonomous Oblast 36,000 176,558 Birobidzhan
3 Flag of Kamchatka Oblast.svg Kamchatka Krai 472,300 322,079 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
4 Flag of Magadan Oblast.png Magadan Oblast 461,400 156,996 Magadan
5 Flag of Primorsky Krai.svg Primorsky Krai 165,900 1,956,497 Vladivostok
6 Flag of Sakha.svg Sakha Republic 3,103,200 958,528 Yakutsk
7 Flag of Sakhalin Oblast.svg Sakhalin Oblast 87,100 497,973 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
8 Flag of Khabarovsk Krai.svg Khabarovsk Krai 752,600 1,343,869 Khabarovsk
9 Flag of Chukotka.svg Chukotka Autonomous Okrug 737,700 50,526 Anadyr

Largest cities[edit]

Populations are given as of the 2002 Census:

  1. Vladivostok: 594,701
  2. Khabarovsk: 583,072
  3. Komsomolsk-on-Amur: 271,600
  4. Blagoveshchensk: 219,221
  5. Yakutsk: 210,642
  6. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: 198,028
  7. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk: 173,600
  8. Nakhodka: 148,826
  9. Magadan: 99,399
  10. Birobidzhan: 77,250
  11. Anadyr: 11,038

Presidential plenipotentiary envoys[edit]

  1. Konstantin Pulikovsky (May 18, 2000 – November 14, 2005)
  2. Kamil Iskhakov (November 14, 2005 – October 2, 2007)
  3. Oleg Safonov (November 30, 2007 – April 30, 2009)
  4. Viktor Ishayev (April 30, 2009 – Present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 

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