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Salekhard (Russian: Салеха́рд) is a town in and the administrative center of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. It is believed to be the only town in the world that is located right on the Polar circle. Its population as of the 2002 Census was 36,827. Coat of Arms of Salekhard, Russia. ... Types of settlements in Russia, Soviet Union, and some other post-Soviet states have certain peculiarities with respect to the English language traditions. ... Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russian: ), or Yamalia, is a federal subject of Russia (an autonomous okrug of Tyumen Oblast). ... The polar circles is a name for the Arctic and the Antarctic Circle. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ...


History

A settlement of Obdorsk (Обдорск) was founded in 1595 in the place of a khant settlement Polnovat-Vozh (Полноват-вож) by Russian settlers who followed the conquering of Siberia by Yermak Timofeyevich. It was situated by the Ob River, and its name supposedly derives from that. Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ... Khants (obsolete: Yugra, Ostyaks) are an endangered ethnic group calling themself Khanti, Khande, Kantek (Khanty), living in the autonomous region Khantia-Mansia in Russian Federation, together with Mansi peoples. ... Siberian Federal District (dark red) and the broadest definition of Siberia (red) Siberia (Russian: , Sibir’; Tatar: Seber) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of Northern Asia. ... Yermak Timofeyevich (Russian: Ерма́к Тимофе́евич, also Ermak) (born between 1532 and 1542 — August 5 or 6, 1585), Cossack leader and explorer of Siberia. ... Ob (also Obi, Russian Обь) is a river in West Siberia, Russia, the countrys fourth longest. ...


The land around Obdorsk was referred to as Obdorsky krai, or Obdoriya in the full address of Russian tsars. Krai (Russian: край; British English transliteration: kray), is a term used to refer to several of Russias 89 administrative regions (federal subjects). ... Tsar (Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian цар, Russian , in scientific transliteration respectively car and car ), often spelled Czar or Tzar and sometimes Csar or Zar in English, is the official Slavonic title designating Emperor in the following states: Bulgaria in 913–1422 (for later usage in 1908–1946, see below) Serbia in...


On December 10, 1930, it became the administrative center of the new Yamal (Nenets) National Okrug (Ямальский (Ненецкий) национальный округ). December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Okrug is a term to denote administrative subdivision in some Slavic states. ...


It was renamed Salekhard in 1933 and granted a town status in 1938. 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Coordinates: 66°32′N 66°36′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Salekhard (Russian: Салеха́рд) is a town in and the administrative center of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia.
It is believed to be the only town in the world that is located right on the Polar circle.
It was renamed Salekhard in 1933 and granted a town status in 1938.
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