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Anabarsky District

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Country  Russia
Administrative center  selo of Saskylakh
Rural localities  3
Founded  10 December 1930
Federal subject  Sakha Republic
Rural okrugs  3
Area  55,600 km²
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Municipally incorporated as  Anabarsky Municipal District

Anabarsky District (Russian: Анаба́рский улу́с; Yakut: Анаабыр улууһа, Anaabır uluuha, [anaːbɯɾ uluːha]) is an administrative and municipal district (raion, or ulus), one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the northwest of the republic and borders with Bulunsky District in the east, Olenyoksky District in the south, and with Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District of Krasnoyarsk Krai in the west. The area of the district is 55,600 square kilometers (21,500 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality (a selo) of Saskylakh. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 3,501, with the population of Saskylakh accounting for 66.2% of that number.


Map of Anabarskiy Natsionalnyy u., Sakha Republic, Russia


The district is washed by the Laptev Sea in the north. The landscape of the district is mostly flat. The main river is the Anabar and the largest lake is Lake Sappyya.


Average January temperature ranges from −34 to −36 °C (−29 to −33 °F) and average July temperature ranges from +4 to +10 °C (39 to 50 °F). Average annual precipitation is 150–200 millimeters (5.9–7.9 in).


The district was established on December 30, 1930.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Anabarsky District is one of the thirty-four in the republic. The district is divided into three rural okrugs (naslegs) which comprise three rural localities. As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Anabarsky Municipal District. Its three rural okrugs are incorporated into two rural settlements within the municipal district. The selo of Saskylakh serves as the administrative center of both the administrative and municipal district.

Inhabited localities

*Administrative centers are shown in bold


The economy of the district is mostly based on mining, reindeer husbandry, fishing, and hunting. There are deposits of diamonds in the district.


As of the 2002 Census, the ethnic composition was as follows:

  • Yakuts: 27.3%
  • Dolgans: 24.6%
  • Russians: 18.7%
  • Evenks: 14.0%
  • Evens: 6.6%
  • Ukrainians: 4.6%
  • others: 4.3%
  • The village of Yuryung-Khaya is the only settlement in the Sakha Republic where Dolgans form a majority of the population.


    Anabarsky District Wikipedia

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