Polessky District

Polessky District
Полесский район (Russian)

Location of Polessky District in Kaliningrad Oblast
Coordinates: 54°51′N 21°30′E / 54.850°N 21.500°E / 54.850; 21.500Coordinates: 54°51′N 21°30′E / 54.850°N 21.500°E / 54.850; 21.500
Coat of arms
Country Russia
Federal subject Kaliningrad Oblast[1]
Administrative structure (as of November 2011)
Administrative center town of Polessk[2]
Administrative divisions:[2]
Towns of district significance 1
Rural okrugs 4
Inhabited localities:[2]
Cities/towns 1
Rural localities 66
Municipal structure (as of July 2009)
Municipally incorporated as Polessky Municipal District[3]
Municipal divisions:[3]
Urban settlements 1
Rural settlements 4
Area 833 km2 (322 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census) 19,205 inhabitants[4]
 Urban 39.5%
 Rural 60.5%
Density 23.06/km2 (59.7/sq mi)[5]
Time zone USZ1 (UTC+02:00)[6]
Official website
Polessky District on WikiCommons

Polessky District (Russian: Поле́сский райо́н) is an administrative district (raion), one of the fifteen in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia.[1] As a municipal division, it is incorporated as Polessky Municipal District.[3] It is located in the center of the oblast. The area of the district is 833 square kilometers (322 sq mi). Its administrative center is the town of Polessk.[2] Population: 19,205(2010 Census);[4] 19,018 (2002 Census);[7] 16,911(1989 Census).[8] The population of Polessk accounts for 39.5% of the district's total population.[4]


The district is situated in the center of the oblast, with the Curonian Lagoon to the north. The Deyma River, a branch of the Pregolya, flows through the district. Near Polessk, the Polessk Canal connects the Pregolya and the Neman Rivers, crossing a bog.


Economy is centered on fishery and agriculture. The railway line from Kaliningrad to Sovetsk, and the road Kaliningrad–Guryevsk–Polessk–Bolshakovo lead parallel with the shore of the Curonian Lagoon.



  1. 1 2 Law #463
  2. 1 2 3 4 Resolution #639
  3. 1 2 3 Law #260
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.


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