Vanavara (rural locality)

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Vanavara (English)
Ванавара (Russian)
-  Rural locality[1]  -
Selo[1]
Map of Russia - Krasnoyarsk Krai (2008-03).svg
Location of Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia
Vanavara is located in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Vanavara
Vanavara
Location of Vanavara in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Coordinates: 60°20′N 102°16′E / 60.333°N 102.267°E / 60.333; 102.267Coordinates: 60°20′N 102°16′E / 60.333°N 102.267°E / 60.333; 102.267
Administrative status (as of 2010)
Country Russia
Federal subject Krasnoyarsk Krai[1]
Administratively subordinated to Evenkiysky District[1]
Statistics
Population (2010 Census) 3,153 inhabitants[1]
Time zone KRAT (UTC+08:00)[2]

Vanavara (Russian: Ванавара) is a rural locality (a selo) in Evenkiysky District of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Podkamennaya Tunguska River at the mouth of the local Vanavarki River. Population: 3,153 (2010 Census);[1] 3,313 (2002 Census);[3] 5,697 (1989 Census).[4]

Vanavara is notable for being the nearest populated place to the site of the 1908 Tunguska event.

History[edit]

The locality as it exists today was founded in 1932 as a base for herders, hunters, and fishermen, as well as a location for a weather station.[5]

A plane crash occurred nearby on September 26, 1994, when a plane flying from Krasnoyarsk to Tura attempted an emergency landing due to bad weather. All twenty-four passengers and four crew died in the crash.[6]

On December 10, 2010, an explosion occurred in a boiler in the heating plant in Vanavara. A fireman was killed in the incident and heating was cut off for 720 houses, forcing the evacuation of many children to Krasnoyarsk.[7] Heating has since been fully restored.[8]

Transportation[edit]

The locality is served by Vanavara Airport.[9]

Climate[edit]

Vanavara has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc). Winters are severely cold with average temperatures from −34.5 to −22.7 °C (−30.1 to −8.9 °F) in January, while summers are warm with average temperatures from +10.2 to +24.9 °C (50.4 to 76.8 °F). Precipitation is moderate and is somewhat higher in summer than at other times of the year.

Climate data for Vanavara
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
5.3
(41.5)
13.8
(56.8)
20.7
(69.3)
33.9
(93)
35.2
(95.4)
35.7
(96.3)
34.8
(94.6)
29.6
(85.3)
19.2
(66.6)
6.9
(44.4)
1.7
(35.1)
35.7
(96.3)
Average high °C (°F) −22.7
(−8.9)
−15.8
(3.6)
−4.9
(23.2)
3.6
(38.5)
13.1
(55.6)
21.6
(70.9)
24.9
(76.8)
20.9
(69.6)
11.7
(53.1)
0.5
(32.9)
−12.8
(9)
−21.6
(−6.9)
1.54
(34.78)
Daily mean °C (°F) −28.4
(−19.1)
−24.2
(−11.6)
−13.8
(7.2)
−3.4
(25.9)
6.3
(43.3)
14.4
(57.9)
17.8
(64)
13.8
(56.8)
5.6
(42.1)
−3.9
(25)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−27.1
(−16.8)
−5.1
(22.82)
Average low °C (°F) −34.5
(−30.1)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−22.9
(−9.2)
−10.9
(12.4)
−0.4
(31.3)
7.0
(44.6)
10.2
(50.4)
6.9
(44.4)
0.3
(32.5)
−8.2
(17.2)
−23.8
(−10.8)
−32.7
(−26.9)
−11.72
(10.89)
Record low °C (°F) −61.0
(−77.8)
−57.7
(−71.9)
−50.3
(−58.5)
−39.0
(−38.2)
−26.4
(−15.5)
−6.2
(20.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−5.9
(21.4)
−16.2
(2.8)
−39.2
(−38.6)
−54.5
(−66.1)
−58.2
(−72.8)
−61
(−77.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 21
(0.83)
15
(0.59)
15
(0.59)
28
(1.1)
35
(1.38)
56
(2.2)
55
(2.17)
54
(2.13)
42
(1.65)
42
(1.65)
33
(1.3)
24
(0.94)
420
(16.53)
Avg. rainy days 0 0 1 8 17 17 15 16 16 10 1 0.1 101.1
Avg. snowy days 25 21 17 10 2 0.2 0 0 1 14 24 25 139.2
 % humidity 77 74 66 60 57 62 66 73 75 78 79 78 70.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 54 119 186 226 245 288 295 216 142 86 62 27 1,946
Source #1: pogoda.ru.net[10]
Source #2: NOAA (sun only, 1961-1990)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "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. 
  2. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Постановление №725 от 31 августа 2011 г. «О составе территорий, образующих каждую часовую зону, и порядке исчисления времени в часовых зонах, а также о признании утратившими силу отдельных Постановлений Правительства Российской Федерации». Вступил в силу по истечении 7 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Российская Газета", №197, 6 сентября 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Resolution #725 of August 31, 2011 On the Composition of the Territories Included into Each Time Zone and on the Procedures of Timekeeping in the Time Zones, as Well as on Abrogation of Several Resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation. Effective as of after 7 days following the day of the official publication.).
  3. ^ "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]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. May 21, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров." [All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989) (in Russian). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Aerological station Vanavara" (in Russian). Retrieved January 20, 2013. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Disaster Yak-40" (in Russian). Accidents, incidents and crashes in the Soviet Union and Russia. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ Белькович, Светлана (December 10, 2010). "Котельная взорвалась в посёлке в Красноярском крае, погиб кочегар". РИА Новости (in Russian). Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Теплоснабжение полностью восстановлено в красноярском посёлке Ванавара". РИА Новости (in Russian). January 16, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Vanavara Airport". OurAirports. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Weather And Climate - Climate Vanavara" (in Russian). Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Climate Normals for Vanavara". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 20, 2013.