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Coat of arms
  
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Federal subject
  
Sakha Republic

Settlements
  
2

Area
  
135,844 km²

Country
  
Russia

Administrative center
  
settlement of Khandyga

Rural okrugs
  
7

Founded
  
1931

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Tomponsky District (Russian: Томпонский улу́с; Yakut: Томпо улууһа, Tompo uluuha) is an administrative and municipal district (raion, or ulus), one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the east of the republic and borders with Momsky District in the northeast, Oymyakonsky District in the east, Ust-Maysky District in the southeast, Tattinsky District in the southwest, Ust-Aldansky and Kobyaysky Districts in the west, and with Verkhoyansky District in the north and northwest. The area of the district is 135,800 square kilometers (52,400 sq mi). Its administrative center is the urban locality (a settlement) of Khandyga. Population: 14,099 (2010 Census); 15,275 (2002 Census); 22,844 (1989 Census). The population of Khandyga accounts for 47.1% of the district's total population.

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Map of Tomponskiy u., Sakha Republic, Russia

Geography

The landscape of the district is mostly mountainous. Its main rivers include the Alan, the Tompo, and the Khandyga.

Climate

Average January temperature ranges from −38 to −42 °C (−36 to −44 °F) and average July temperature ranges from +10 to +17 °C (50 to 63 °F). Annual precipitation is 250–300 millimeters (9.8–11.8 in).

History

The district was established on May 20, 1931.

Demographics

As of the 1989 Census, the ethnic composition was as follows:

  • Russians: 57.1%
  • Yakuts: 21.8%
  • Evens: 3.2%
  • Evenks: 0.4%
  • other ethnicities: 17.5%
  • Economy

    The economy of the district is based on mining, production of construction materials, and agriculture. There are deposits of tin, tungsten, copper, lead, zinc, antimony, molybdenum, gold, silver, coal, gypsum, marble, and other minerals.

    Inhabited localities

    Divisional source:
    Population source:
    *Administrative centers are shown in bold

    References

    Tomponsky District Wikipedia


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