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Buryat Republic
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Buryat Republic

The Buryat Republic or Buryatia (Russian: Респу́блика Буря́тия; Buryat: Буряад Республика) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic).

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BURYAT REPUBLIC
РЕСПУБЛИКА БУРЯТИЯ
БУРЯАД РЕСПУБЛИКА
(In detail) (In detail)
Small overview map of the federal subject
OVERVIEW
Capital Ulan-Ude
Area
- total
- % water
Ranked 17th
- 351,300 km²
- No data
Population
- Total
- Density
Ranked 56th
- 981,238 (2002)
- 2.8/km²
Political status Republic
Federal district Siberian
Economic Region East Siberia
Cadaster No. 03
Official languages Russian, Buryat
President Leonid Vasilyevich Potapov
National anthem No data
Time zone UTC +0900

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Administrative division
3 Demographics
4 History
5 Politics
6 Economy
7 Culture
8 Education
9 Religion
10 Tourism
11 Miscellaneous
12 Related articles
13 External links

Geography

Buryatia is located in the South-Central region of Siberia along the eastern shore of Lake Baikal.

Rivers

Major rivers include:

Lakes

Buryatia is located on the shores of the
Lake Baikal (60% of the shore line).

Mountains

Over 80% of republic's territory is located in the mountainous region.

Natural Resources

Buryatia's natural resources include gold, tungsten, zinc, uranium and more.

Climate

Administrative division

''Main article: Administrative division of Buryatia

Demographics

Over 100 nationalities and ethnic groups inhabit Buryatia, including
Russians (70%), Buryats (24%), and Ukrainians (2.2%).

History

The area of the modern day Buryatia was first colonized in the 1600s by Russians in search of wealth, furs and gold. In 1923, the republic was created through the union of the Buryat-Mongol and Mongol-Buryat Oblasts.

Politics

The head of government in Bashkortostan is the President. As of 2004, the president is Leonid Vasilyevich Potapov, who was elected in 1998 (with 63.25% of votes), and then re-elected on June 23, 2002 (with over 67% of votes).

Economy

The republic's economy is composed of important agricultural and commercial products including wheat, vegetables, potatoes, timber, leather and textiles. Fishing, hunting, fur farming, mining, stock raising and food processing are also important economic generators.

Education

The higher education institutions of the republic include Buryatia State University, Buryat State Academy of Agriculture, East Siberian State Academy of Arts and Culture, and East Siberian State Technological Institute.

Religion

Buddhism, Shamanism, and Orthodox Christianity are the most popular religions in Buryatia.

Tourism

Lake Baikal is a popular tourist destination.

External links


 
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