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Yamalia

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Yamalia (Yamalo-Nenets, Ямало-Ненецкий автономный округ) is an autonomous district of Tyumen Oblast in the Russian Federation. It is the largest administrative division of Tyumen with an area 750,300 km² but is also the most sparsely populated with only around 550,000 inhabitants. The administrative center is Salekhard (pop. ~35,000), and the largest city by population is Noyabrsk (pop. ~ 100,000).

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Geography

Time zone

Yamalia is located in the Yekaterinburg Time Zone (YEKT/YEKST). UTC offset is +0500 (YEKT)/+0600 (YEKST).

Administrative division

Districts

Yamalia Autonomous District consists of the following districts (Russian: районы):

Demographics

Population (2002): 507,006

Ethnic groups: As oil workers from across Russia far outnumber indigenous people in the region it should come as no surprise that the Nenets, at 26,435, only make up 5.2% of the population, preceded by Tatars at 27,734 (5.4%), Ukrainians at 66,080 (13%) and ethnic Russians at 298,359 (58.8%). Other prominent ethnic groups include Belarusians (8,989 or 1.77%), Khants (8,760 or 1.72%), Azerbaijanis (8,353 or 1.65%), Bashkirs (7,932 or 1.56%), Komis (6,177 or 1.22%), Moldovans (5,400 or 1.06%) and so on. (all figures as per the 2002 census)

History

On December 10, 1930, Yamal (Nenets) National Okrug (Ямальский (Ненецкий) национальный округ) was formed based on Ural Oblast.

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