Northwestern Federal District

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Coordinates: 59°57′N 30°19′E / 59.950°N 30.317°E / 59.950; 30.317

This article is about political group of regions by a Presidential Decree. For geographical region, see Northwest Russia.
Northwestern Federal District
Северо-Западный федеральный округ
Federal District of Russia
Location of the Northwestern Federal District
Location of the Northwestern Federal District
Country  Russia
Established May 18, 2000
Administrative center St. Petersburg
 • Presidential Envoy Vladimir Bulavin
 • Total 1,677,900 km2 (647,800 sq mi)
Area rank 4th
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,616,057
 • Rank 5th
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Federal subjects 11 contained
Economic regions 3 contained

Northwestern Federal District (Russian: Се́веро-За́падный федера́льный о́круг, Severo-Zapadny federalny okrug [ˈsʲevʲɪrə ˈzapədnɨj fʲɪdʲɪˈralʲnɨj ˈokrʊk]) is one of the nine federal districts of Russia. It consists of the northern part of European Russia. Its population was 13,616,057 (83.5% urban) according to the 2010 Census,[1] living on an area of 1,677,900 square kilometers (647,800 sq mi). The current Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District is Vladimir Bulavin.


Federal subjects[edit]

The district comprises the Northern, Northwestern and Kaliningrad economic regions and eleven federal subjects:[2]

Northwestern Federal District
# Flag Federal subject Capital/Administrative center
1 Flag of Arkhangelsk Oblast.svg Arkhangelsk Oblast Arkhangelsk
2 Flag of Vologda Oblast.png Vologda Oblast Vologda
3 Flag of Kaliningrad Oblast.svg Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad
4 Flag of Karelia.svg Republic of Karelia Petrozavodsk
5 Flag of Komi.svg Komi Republic Syktyvkar
6 Flag of Leningrad Oblast.svg Leningrad Oblast none
7 Flag of Murmansk Oblast.svg Murmansk Oblast Murmansk
8 Flag of Nenets Autonomous District.svg Nenets Autonomous Okrug Naryan-Mar
9 Flag of Novgorod oblast.png Novgorod Oblast Veliky Novgorod
10 Pskov Oblast Pskov
11 Flag of Saint Petersburg Russia.svg Saint Petersburg

Presidential plenipotentiary envoys[edit]

  1. Viktor Cherkesov (May 18, 2000 – March 11, 2003)
  2. Valentina Matviyenko (March 11, 2003 – October 15, 2003)
  3. Ilya Klebanov (November 1, 2003 – Present)


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Северо-Западный федеральный округ [Northwestern Federal District] (in Russian). St. Petersburg: Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Federal District, Northwestern Federal District. Retrieved March 2015. 

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