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Askinsky District

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Administrative center  selo of Askino
Rural localities  74
Founded  1930
Country  Russia
Selsoviets  15
Area  2,542 km²
Askinsky District
Federal subject  Republic of Bashkortostan

Askinsky District (Russian: А́скинский райо́н; Bashkir: Асҡын районы) is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the fifty-four in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. It is located in the north of the republic. The area of the district is 2,542 square kilometers (981 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality (a selo) of Askino. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 21,272, with the population of Askino accounting for 32.5% of that number.

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Map of Askinsky District, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia

History

The district was established in August 1930.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Askinsky District is one of the fifty-four in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The district is divided into fifteen selsoviets, comprising seventy-four rural localities. As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Askinsky Municipal District. Its fifteen selsoviets are incorporated as fifteen rural settlements within the municipal district. The selo of Askino serves as the administrative center of both the administrative and municipal district.

Economy

Agricultural and forestry areas dominate in the district. Agricultural lands occupy 92,800 hectares (229,000 acres), or 36.7% of the total area. The main crops are rye, wheat, potatoes, and beef; there are many livestock farms. Logging is conducted in the district.

References

Askinsky District Wikipedia


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