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Subdivisions of Russia
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Subdivisions of Russia

Being the largest country in the world, and one of the most populated, Russia incorporates several types and levels of subdivisions.

Table of contents
1 Federal subjects
2 Federal districts
3 Economic regions
4 Lower level subdivisions
5 See also
6 External links

Federal subjects

Main article: Federal subjects of Russia

Russia is a federation which consists of 89 subjects (Russian: субъект(ы); English transliteration: subyekty, sing. subyekt). These subjects are of equal federal rights in the sense that they have equal representation - 2 delegates each - in the Federation Council (upper house of the Russian parliament). However, they do differ in the degree of autonomy they enjoy.

Federal districts

Main article: Federal districts of Russia

All of the subjects are grouped into seven federal districts (Russian: федеральные округа, sing. федеральный округ; English transliteration: federalnyye okruga, sing. federalny okrug), each administered by a governor appointed by the president of the federation.

Economic regions

Main article: Economic regions of Russia

For economic and statistical purposes the federal subjects are also grouped into eleven economic regions (Russian: экономические районы, sing. экономический район; English transliteration: ekonomicheskiye rayony, sing. ekonomichesky rayon).

Lower level subdivisions

The federal subjects are further subdivided (level 2):

Level 3 subdivisions include:

See also

External links