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Krasnoyarsk Krai
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Krasnoyarsk Krai

Krasnoyarsk Krai (Красноя́рский край) (2002 pop. 2,966,000) is the second largest Russian region after Sakha Republic (Yakutia), occupying an area of 2,339,700 km², which is 13% of the country's total territory.

Geography

The krai stretches 3,000 km from north to south. The krai lies in the middle of Siberia and shares borders with Tyumen, Tomsk, Irkutsk, and Kemerovo oblasts, the republics of Khakassia, Tyva, and Sakha, and the Arctic Ocean in the north. It contains the autonomous districts of Evenkia and Taymyria.

History

The krai was created in 1934 and then included the Taymyr and Evenk autonomous districts and Khakasiya Autonomous Oblast. In 1991, Khakassia seceded and became a republic within the Russian Federation.

Economy

Over 95% of the cities, a majority of the industrial enterprises, and all of the agriculture are concentrated in the south of the region. It is rich among the richest of Russia's regions in natural resources. Eighty percent of the country's nickel, 75% of its cobalt, 70% of its copper, 16% of its coal, and 10% of its gold are extracted in the region. Krasnoyarsk also produces 20% of the country's timber. The region's major industries are: non-ferrous metallurgy, energy, forestry, chemicals, and oil refining.

Administrative Division

Districts

Krasnoyarsk Krai consists of the following districts (Russian: районы):

See also: Subdivisions of Russia


 
Federal Subjects of Russia
Republics of Russia
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Krais of Russia
Altai | Khabarovsk | Krasnodar | Krasnoyarsk | Primorsky | Stavropol
Oblasts of Russia
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Federal cities of Russia
Moscow | St. Petersburg
Autonomous Oblasts of Russia
Jewish
Autonomous Districts of Russia
Aga Buryatia | Chukotka | Evenkia | Khantia-Mansia | Koryakia | Nenetsia | Permyakia | Taymyria | Ust-Orda Buryatia | Yamalia