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Nogaysky District, Republic of Dagestan

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Country  Russia
Administrative center  selo of Terekli-Mekteb
Rural localities  17
Federal subject  Republic of Dagestan
Selsoviets  5
Area  8,871 km²
Nogaysky District, Republic of Dagestan
Municipally incorporated as  Nogaysky Municipal District

Nogaysky District (Russian: Нога́йский райо́н; Nogai: Ногай районы) is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the forty-one in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia. It is named after the members of the Karanogay or Qara-Nogai ethnicity who live in the district. Nogaysky District is located in the north of Dagestan. The area of the district is 9,000 square kilometers (3,500 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality (a selo) of Terekli-Mekteb. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 22,472, with the population of Terekli-Mekteb accounting for 35.6% of that number.


Map of Nogaysky District, Dagestan Republic, Russia

The raion is roughly rectangular and lies at the northwest corner of Dagestan. Although most of Dagestan is mountainous, the raion is mostly dry steppe. On the east the Tarumovsky District separates it from the Caspian Sea. To the south is Chechnya, to the west is Stavropol Krai and to the north is Kalmykia. By the 2010 census the population was 22,472, of which 87% was Nogai. The same census reported 103,660 Nogais in the Russian federation. These are the remnants of the once-great Nogai Horde. It was founded in 1928, transferred to Stavropol Krai in 1938 and returned to Dagestan in 1957. In 1966 the name was changed from Karanogai to Nogai.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Nogaysky District is one of the forty-one in the Republic of Dagestan. The district is divided into five selsoviets which comprise seventeen rural localities. As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Nogaysky Municipal District. Its five selsoviets are incorporated as ten rural settlements within the municipal district. The selo of Terekli-Mekteb serves as the administrative center of both the administrative and municipal district.


Nogaysky District, Republic of Dagestan Wikipedia

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