Mayya (rural locality)

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Mayya (in English)
Майя (Russian)
-  Rural locality[1]  -
Majja Megino-Kangalasskij ulus.jpg
View of Mayya, Sakha Republic
Map of Russia - Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (2008-03).svg
Location of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic in Russia
Mayya is located in Sakha Republic
Location of Mayya in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic
Coordinates: 61°38′N 130°07′E / 61.633°N 130.117°E / 61.633; 130.117Coordinates: 61°38′N 130°07′E / 61.633°N 130.117°E / 61.633; 130.117
Administrative status (as of June 2009)
Country Russia
Federal subject Sakha Republic[1]
Administrative district Megino-Kangalassky District[1]
Village Village of Mayya[1]
Administrative center of Village of Mayya[1]
Municipal status (as of April 2012)
Municipal district Megino-Kangalassky Municipal District[2]
Rural settlement Mayya Rural Settlement[2]
Administrative center of Mayya Rural Settlement[2]
Population (2010 Census) 7,288 inhabitants[3][4]
Time zone YAKT (UTC+09:00)[5]
Mayya on Wikimedia Commons

Mayya (Russian: Майя, Yakut: Майа) is a rural locality (a selo), the only inhabited locality, and the administrative center of the Selo of Maya of Megino-Kangalassky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia, located 34 kilometers (21 mi) from Nizhny Bestyakh, the administrative center of the district. Its population as of the 2010 Census was 7,288,[3][4] of whom 3,385 were male and 3,903 female, up from 7,023 as recorded during the 2002 Census.[1]


The village, inhabited mainly by Yakuts, was founded in 1902. It was made the administrative centre of the Megino-Kangalassky District upon its formation in 1930, a position it held until 2007, when the administration was moved to the more central, though smaller, settlement of Nizhny Bestyakh, located around 30 km north-west.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic
  2. ^ a b c Law #173-Z 353-III
  3. ^ a b 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. 
  4. ^ a b This figure is given for the Selo of Mayya, a municipal formation of Megino-Kangalassky Municipal District. According to Law #173-Z 353-III, Maya is the only inhabited locality on the territory of this municipal formation.
  5. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 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 #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).