Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

  The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (Yakut Sakha Өrөspүүbүlүkate, Saha Syre) is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, a republic in its composition. It is part of the Far Eastern Federal District, part of the Far Eastern economic region. Formed April 27, 1922 as the Yakut ASSR in the RSFSR, although the Yakutsk district, close in the territory of modern Yakutia emerged back in 1638. On September 27, 1990, the Supreme Soviet of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic announced the transformation of autonomy into the Yakutia-Sakha Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1991, the Yakut-Sakha SSR received its modern name — the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). This is the largest region of the Russian Federation. In addition, Yakutia is the largest administrative and territorial unit in the world. It is larger than the second-largest state of the CIS of Kazakhstan, and surpasses Argentina by area — the eighth state in the world by area. However, the population of the republic is less than one million people, which makes the population density in it one of the lowest in Russia (the Chukotsky and Nenets autonomous okrugs have less density). Yakutia is a region with a high level of natural and resource economic potential. The capital is the city of Yakutsk. Area — 3 083 523 km ² (18.01% of the territory of Russia). The population is 962 835 people. (2017). The population density is 0.31 people / km² (2017). State languages: Sakha and Russian. In places of compact residence of indigenous peoples of the North, according to the Constitution of the Republic, the languages ​​of these peoples are official. These may include Evenki, Even, Dolgan and Yukagir languages, also common in the Republic of Sakha. Yakutia is the only subject of the Russian Federation on the territory of which the time of three time zones is applied, the difference with Moscow time is +6, +7, +8 hours.  

Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

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