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Encyclopedia > Magadan Oblast

Magadan Oblast (Russian: Магада́нская о́бласть, Magadanskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), in the Far Eastern Federal District. Its administrative center is the city of Magadan. Image File history File links RussiaMagadan2007-01. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Magadan_Oblast. ... Russia is a federation which consists of 86 subjects[1]. These subjects are of equal federal rights in the sense that they have equal representation—two delegates each—in the Federation Council (upper house of the Russian parliament). ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Far Eastern Federal District (Russian: Дальневосто́чный федера́льный о́круг; tr. ... All of the federal subjects of Russia are grouped into seven federal districts (Russian: , sing. ... Magadan vicinity from the US Defense Mapping Agency (1978) Orthographic projection centred over Magadan Magadan, Russia city flag. ...

At 461,400 km², it is Russia's 11th largest federal subject, and at the same time one of the least populous (182,726 inhabitants as of the 2002 Census). Here is a list of the 88 federal subjects of Russia in order of size. ... Here is a list of the 89 federal subjects of Russia in order of population according to the 2002 census. ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ...



Time zone

Magadan Oblast is located in the Magadan Time Zone (MAGT/MAGST). UTC offset is +1100 (MAGT)/+1200 (MAGST). Image File history File links RTZ10. ... UTC redirects here. ...

Administrative divisions

Towns under the oblasts jurisdiction: Magadan (Магадан) (administrative center) Urban-type settlements under the jurisdiction of the town administration: Sokol (Сокол) Uptar (Уптар) Districts: Khasynsky (Хасынский) Urban-type settlements under the districts jurisdiction: Atka (Атка) Karamken (Карамкен) Palatka (Палатка) Stekolny (Стекольный) Talaya (Талая) with 1 selsovet under the districts jurisdiction. ...


Population (2002): 182,726

Ethnic groups: As of the 2002 census, ethnic Russians at 146,511 constitute 80.2% of the population, the rest identifying themselves as belonging to 104 different ethnic groups. Of these, most prominent are the Ukrainians at 18,068 (9.89%), the Evens at 2,527 (1.38%), the Belarusians at 2,169 (1.19%) and the Tatars at 2,006 (1.1%). The Evens or Eveny (formerly known as the Lamuts a term meaning ocean people in Even) (Эвены in Russian) are a people in Siberia and the Russian Far East. ... Kültigin Monument where first mention of Tatar people is inscribed Tatars (Tatar: Tatarlar/Татарлар), sometimes spelled Tartar (more about the name), is a collective name applied to the Turkic speaking people of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. ...

External link

  • (Russian) Official website of Magadan Oblast.
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  Results from FactBites:
Magadan Oblast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (205 words)
The Magadan Oblast is a regional subdivision of Russia, in the Far Eastern Federal District.
Its administrative center is the city of Magadan.
Administration of the Magadan Oblast (in Russian), official homepage.
Travel East Russia - Magadan Oblast (316 words)
The first Russian explorers came to Magadan Oblast in the late 1600's in search of furs.
Settled as a support base for the exploration of minerals, it became the center of the Gulag Archipelago described by writers such as Solzhenitsyn, Shalamov and Ginsburg.
Large forests and marshland form the landscape in the southern Magadan Oblast.
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