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Far Eastern Federal District

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Country  Russia
Administrative center  Khabarovsk
Federal subjects  9 contained
Area  6.216 million km²
Established  May 18, 2000
Area rank  1st
Economic regions  1 contained
Population  6.293 million (2010)
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Destinations  Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk
Clubs and Teams  Amur Khabarovsk, Admiral Vladivostok
Points of interest  Zolotoy Rog, Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island, Valley of Geysers, Lake Khanka, Mount Kholodilnik
Colleges and Universities  Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok State University, Far Eastern State Transport, Pacific National University, The Far Eastern State Me

The Far Eastern Federal District (Russian: Дальневосто́чный федера́льный о́круг, Dalnevostochny federalny okrug) is the largest of the eight federal districts of Russia but the least populated, with a population of 6,293,129 (74.8% urban) according to the 2010 Census. The entire federal district lies within the easternmost part of Asia and covers the territory of the Russian Far East.


Map of Far Eastern Federal District, Russia


The Far Eastern Federal District was established on May 18, 2000 by President Vladimir Putin and is currently being governed by presidential envoy Yury P. Trutnev.

Largest cities (with population over 75,000)

There are 66 cities in the Far Eastern Federal District, and 12 cities have population over 75,000.

Four of these cities (Komsomolsk-on-Amur (4th) in Khabarovsk Krai, Ussuriysk (8th), Nakhodka (9th), Artyom (10th) in Primorsky Krai) are not administrative centers of a federal subject. Anadyr, center of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, is one of the smaller center of federal subject (it has only 13,045 inhabitants). Only Magas, Ingushetia, smaller than Anadyr.

Also, Artyom (10th) is a large suburban city of Vladivostok metropolitan area.

Populations are given as of the 2010 Census:

  1. Vladivostok: 592,034
  2. Khabarovsk: 577,441
  3. Yakutsk: 269,601
  4. Komsomolsk-on-Amur: 263,906
  5. Blagoveshchensk: 214,309
  6. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk: 181,728
  7. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: 179,780
  8. Ussuriysk:158,004
  9. Nakhodka: 148,826
  10. Artyom: 102,603
  11. Magadan: 95,982
  12. Birobidzhan: 75,413

Presidential plenipotentiary envoys to the Far Eastern Federal District

  1. Konstantin Pulikovsky (May 18, 2000 – November 14, 2005)
  2. Kamil Iskhakov (November 14, 2005 – October 2, 2007)
  3. Oleg Safonov (November 30, 2007 – April 30, 2009)
  4. Viktor Ishayev (April 30, 2009 – August 30, 2013)
  5. Yury P. Trutnev (August 31, 2013 – present)


Far Eastern Federal District Wikipedia