Far Eastern Federal District

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This article is about political group of regions by a Presidential Decree. For geographical region, see Russian Far East.

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

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[1]
 • Total 6,169,300 km2 (2,382,000 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,293,129
 • Rank 8th
 • Density 1.0/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
 • Urban 74.8%[2]
 • Rural 25.2%[2]
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 eight federal districts of Russia but the second least populated, with a population of 6,293,129 (74.8% urban) according to the 2010 Census.[2] The entire federal district lies within the easternmost part of Asia and covers the territory of the Russian Far East.

History[edit]

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[1]
Population
(2010 census)
Capital/Administrative center
1 Flag of Amur Oblast.svg Amur Oblast 361,900 830,103 Blagoveshchensk
2 Flag of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.svg Jewish Autonomous Oblast 36,300 176,558 Birobidzhan
3 Flag of Kamchatka Krai.svg Kamchatka Krai 464,300 322,079 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
4 Flag of Magadan Oblast.png Magadan Oblast 462,500 156,996 Magadan
5 Flag of Primorsky Krai.svg Primorsky Krai 164,700 1,956,497 Vladivostok
6 Flag of Sakha.svg Sakha Republic 3,083,500 958,528 Yakutsk
7 Flag of Sakhalin Oblast.svg Sakhalin Oblast 87,100 497,973 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
8 Flag of Khabarovsk Krai.svg Khabarovsk Krai 787,600 1,343,869 Khabarovsk
9 Flag of Chukotka.svg Chukotka Autonomous Okrug 721,500 50,526 Anadyr

Largest cities (with population over 75,000)[edit]

There are 66 cities in the Far Eastern Federal District, and 12 cities have population over 75,000.

Four of these cities (Komsomolsk-on-Amur (4th) in Khabarovsk Krai, Ussuriysk (8th), Nakhodka (9th), Artyom (10th) in Primorsky Krai) are not administrative centers of a federal subject. Anadyr, center of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, is one of the smaller center of federal subject (it has only 13,045 inhabitants). Only Magas, Ingushetia, smaller than Anadyr.

Also, Artyom (10th) is a large suburban city of Vladivostok metropolitan area.[3]

Populations are given as of the 2010 Census:

  1. Vladivostok: 592,034
  2. Khabarovsk: 577,441
  3. Yakutsk: 269,601
  4. Komsomolsk-on-Amur: 263,906
  5. Blagoveshchensk: 214,309
  6. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk: 181,728
  7. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: 179,780
  8. Ussuriysk:158,004
  9. Nakhodka: 148,826
  10. Artyom: 102,603
  11. Magadan: 95,982
  12. Birobidzhan: 75,413

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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1.1. ОСНОВНЫЕ СОЦИАЛЬНО-ЭКОНОМИЧЕСКИЕ ПОКАЗАТЕЛИ в 2014 г." [MAIN SOCIOECONOMIC INDICATORS 2014]. Regions of Russia. Socioeconomic indicators - 2015 (in Russian). Russian Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "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. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Подписано соглашение о создании Владивостокской агломерации (Russian)

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