Kalevalsky District

Kalevalsky District
Калевальский район (Russian)
Kalevalan piiri (Karelian)

Location of Kalevalsky District in the Republic of Karelia
Coordinates: 65°12′N 31°10′E / 65.200°N 31.167°E / 65.200; 31.167Coordinates: 65°12′N 31°10′E / 65.200°N 31.167°E / 65.200; 31.167

A waterfall in Voynitsa protected area, Kalevalsky District
Coat of arms
Country Russia
Federal subject Republic of Karelia[1]
Administrative structure (as of June 2015)
Administrative center urban-type settlement of Kalevala[2]
Inhabited localities:[3]
Urban-type settlements[4] 1
Rural localities 8
Municipal structure (as of April 2013)
Municipally incorporated as Kalevalsky Municipal District[5]
Municipal divisions:[6]
Urban settlements 1
Rural settlements 3
Area 13,316 km2 (5,141 sq mi)[7]
Population (2010 Census) 8,321 inhabitants[8]
 Urban 54.4%
 Rural 45.6%
Density 0.62/km2 (1.6/sq mi)[9]
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[10]
Official website
Kalevalsky District on WikiCommons
Population of Kalevalsky District
2010 Census 8,321[8]
2002 Census 10,628[11]
1989 Census 11,860[12]
1979 Census 17,155[13]

Kalevalsky District (Russian: Ка́левальский райо́н; Karelian: Kalevalan piiri) is an administrative district (raion), one of the fifteen in the Republic of Karelia, Russia.[1] It is located in the northwest of the republic and borders with Finland in the west, Loukhsky District in the north, Kemsky and Muyezersky Districts in the east, and with the territory of the town of republic significance of Kostomuksha in the south. The area of the district is 13,316 square kilometers (5,141 sq mi).[7] Its administrative center is the urban locality (an urban-type settlement) of Kalevala.[2] As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 8,321, with the population of Kalevala accounting for 54.4% of that number.[8]


There are many lakes within the district, and wetlands account for 30% of the district's territory. Natural resources include molybdenum, iron ore, quartzite, copper, and peat.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Kalevalsky District is one of the fifteen in the Republic of Karelia[1] and has administrative jurisdiction over one urban-type settlement (Kalevala) and eight rural localities.[3] As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Kalevalsky Municipal District.[5] The urban-type settlement of Kalevala and one rural locality (the settlement of Kuusiniyemi) are incorporated into an urban settlement, while the remaining seven rural localities are incorporated into three rural settlements within the municipal district.[6] The urban-type settlement of Kalevala serves as the administrative center of both the administrative[2] and municipal[5] district.


Karelian folk boats in the village of Yushkozero, Kalevalsky District

As of the 2002 Census, the district's ethnic composition was as follows:



  1. 1 2 3 Constitution of the Republic of Karelia
  2. 1 2 3 Law #871-ZRK
  3. 1 2 Государственный комитет Российской Федерации по статистике. Комитет Российской Федерации по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации. №ОК 019-95 1 января 1997 г. «Общероссийский классификатор объектов административно-территориального деления. Код 86 209», в ред. изменения №259/2014 от 12 декабря 2014 г.. (State Statistics Committee of the Russian Federation. Committee of the Russian Federation on Standardization, Metrology, and Certification. #OK 019-95 January 1, 1997 Russian Classification of Objects of Administrative Division . Code 86 209, as amended by the Amendment #259/2014 of December 12, 2014. ).
  4. The count of urban-type settlements may include the work settlements, the resort settlements, the suburban (dacha) settlements, as well as urban-type settlements proper.
  5. 1 2 3 Law #825-ZRK
  6. 1 2 Law #813-ZRK
  7. 1 2 "General Information" (in Russian). Kalevalsky District. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  8. 1 2 3 Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  9. The value of density was calculated automatically by dividing the 2010 Census population by the area specified in the infobox. Please note that this value is only approximate as the area specified in the infobox does not necessarily correspond to the area of the entity proper or is reported for the same year as the population.
  10. Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  11. Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian). Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  12. Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров" [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  13. "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1979 г. Национальный состав населения по регионам России. (All Union Population Census of 1979. Ethnic composition of the population by regions of Russia.)". Всесоюзная перепись населения 1979 года (All-Union Population Census of 1979) (in Russian). Demoscope Weekly (website of the Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. 1979. Retrieved 2008-11-25.


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