Khatanga, Russia

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Khatanga (English)
Хатанга (Russian)
-  Rural locality  -
Selo[citation needed]
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Location of Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia
Khatanga is located in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Khatanga
Khatanga
Location of Khatanga in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Coordinates: 71°58′47″N 102°28′22″E / 71.97972°N 102.47278°E / 71.97972; 102.47278Coordinates: 71°58′47″N 102°28′22″E / 71.97972°N 102.47278°E / 71.97972; 102.47278
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Krasnoyarsk Krai
Administrative district Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District[citation needed]
Municipal status
Municipal district Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky Municipal District[citation needed]
Rural settlement Khatanga Rural Settlement[citation needed]
Administrative center of Khatanga Rural Settlement[citation needed]
Statistics
Population (2002 Census) 3,450 inhabitants[1]
Time zone KRAT (UTC+07:00)[2]
Postal code(s)[3] 647460, 647462
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Khatanga (Russian: Хатанга) is a rural locality (a selo) in Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Khatanga River on the Taymyr Peninsula. It is one of the northernmost inhabited localities in Russia. Its elevation is 98 feet (30 m) above sea level. As of the 2002 Census, its population was 3,450.[1]

The name Khatanga means "large water" in the local Evenki language. The locality is known to have existed since the 17th century. It is served by the Khatanga Airport.

Khatanga is sometimes visited by Western sightseers touring the surrounding natural wilderness in Siberia. Khatanga has a hotel, a natural history museum, and weather reporting stations.

Khatanga is relatively close to the Popigai crater, an asteroid crater and geological formation located in northern Siberia. The crater has been noted since September 2012 as a potential source of a significant new global supply of industrial diamonds.

Climate[edit]

Khatanga has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc) with short, mild summers and bitterly cold winters. Precipitation is quite low, but is somewhat heavier in summer, when it falls mostly as rain, than in the rest of the year, when it falls mostly as snow.

Climate data for Khatanga
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
3.8
(38.8)
8.8
(47.8)
20.4
(68.7)
32.9
(91.2)
36.7
(98.1)
29.9
(85.8)
24.2
(75.6)
11.9
(53.4)
2.2
(36)
−0.2
(31.6)
36.7
(98.1)
Average high °C (°F) −27.6
(−17.7)
−27.7
(−17.9)
−21
(−6)
−11.6
(11.1)
−2.2
(28)
9.9
(49.8)
17.2
(63)
13.7
(56.7)
4.9
(40.8)
−8.5
(16.7)
−20.8
(−5.4)
−25.5
(−13.9)
−8.27
(17.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −31.5
(−24.7)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−26.1
(−15)
−17.3
(0.9)
−6.2
(20.8)
5.7
(42.3)
12.5
(54.5)
9.4
(48.9)
1.8
(35.2)
−11.8
(10.8)
−24.6
(−12.3)
−29.5
(−21.1)
−12.44
(9.6)
Average low °C (°F) −35.5
(−31.9)
−35.3
(−31.5)
−30.6
(−23.1)
−22.5
(−8.5)
−10.1
(13.8)
2.6
(36.7)
8.6
(47.5)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.9
(30.4)
−15.1
(4.8)
−28.3
(−18.9)
−33.4
(−28.1)
−16.24
(2.78)
Record low °C (°F) −59
(−74)
−55.9
(−68.6)
−52.4
(−62.3)
−42.9
(−45.2)
−30.9
(−23.6)
−14.3
(6.3)
−0.7
(30.7)
−3.2
(26.2)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−39.9
(−39.8)
−51
(−60)
−58.7
(−73.7)
−59
(−74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14
(0.55)
11
(0.43)
14
(0.55)
14
(0.55)
17
(0.67)
29
(1.14)
41
(1.61)
43
(1.69)
31
(1.22)
29
(1.14)
21
(0.83)
19
(0.75)
283
(11.13)
Avg. rainy days 0 0 0.1 0.6 4 14 16 19 15 4 0.1 0.1 72.9
Avg. snowy days 21 20 20 19 17 4 0 0.2 7 23 23 22 176.2
Average relative humidity (%) 76 78 78 78 79 73 70 78 83 84 81 77 77.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 0.0 23.0 151.0 267.0 264.0 262.0 308.0 195.0 88.0 43.0 3.0 0.0 1,604
Source #1: Pogoda.ru.net[4] June record high[5]
Source #2: NOAA (sun only, 1961-1990)[6]

References[edit]

Khatanga's post office
  1. ^ a b Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian). Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №248-ФЗ от 21 июля 2014 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #248-FZ of July 21, 2014 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  3. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  4. ^ "Pogoda.ru.net - Climate Data for Hatanga" (in Russian). Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pogoda.ru.net - Weather for Hatanga" (in Russian). Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hatanga Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 18, 2013.