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Far Eastern Federal District

 

Far Eastern Federal District

The Far Eastern Federal District (Russian: Дальневосто́чный федера́льный о́круг , Dalnevostochny federalny okrug) is the largest of the nine federal districts of Russia, while being also the second least populated, with a population of 6,293,129 (74.8% urban) according to the 2010 Census.[1] The entire federal district lies within the northernmost and easternmost part of the Asian continent and covers the territory of the Russian Far East.

History

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

Federal subjects

Far Eastern Federal District
# Flag Federal subject Area in
km2.
Population
Census 2010
Capital/Administrative center
1 Amur Oblast 363,700 830,103 Blagoveshchensk
2 Jewish Autonomous Oblast 36,000 176,558 Birobidzhan
3 Kamchatka Krai 472,300 322,079 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
4 Magadan Oblast 461,400 156,996 Magadan
5 Primorsky Krai 165,900 1,956,497 Vladivostok
6 Sakha Republic 3,103,200 958,528 Yakutsk
7 Sakhalin Oblast 87,100 497,973 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
8 Khabarovsk Krai 752,600 1,343,869 Khabarovsk
9 Chukotka Autonomous Okrug 737,700 50,526 Anadyr

Largest cities

Populations are given as of the 2002 Census:

  1. Vladivostok: 594,701
  2. Khabarovsk: 583,072
  3. Komsomolsk-on-Amur: 271,600
  4. Blagoveshchensk: 219,221
  5. Yakutsk: 210,642
  6. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: 198,028
  7. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk: 173,600
  8. Nakhodka: 148,826
  9. Magadan: 99,399
  10. Birobidzhan: 77,250
  11. Anadyr: 11,038

Presidential plenipotentiary envoys

  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

References

  1. ^

External links

  • (English) (Russian) Meeting of Frontiers: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West (includes materials on Russian Far East)
  • Unofficial website of the Far Eastern Federal District (Russian)

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