Southern Federal District
|Southern Federal District|
Южный федеральный округ
|Federal district of Russia|
Location of the Southern Federal District
|Established||May 18, 2000|
|• Presidential Envoy||Vladimir Ustinov|
|• Total||447,900 km2 (172,900 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||33.1/km2 (86/sq mi)|
|Federal subjects||8 contained|
|Economic regions||1 contained|
The Southern Federal District (Russian: Ю́жный федера́льный о́круг, tr. Yuzhny federalny okrug; IPA: [ˈjuʐnɨj fʲɪdʲɪˈralʲnɨj ˈokrʊk]) is one of the eight federal districts of Russia. Its territory lies mostly on the Pontic-Caspian steppe. The Southern Federal District was originally called the North Caucasian Federal District when it was founded in May 2000, but was renamed soon after for political reasons. On January 19, 2010, the Southern Federal District was split in two, with its former southern territories forming a new North Caucasian Federal District.
On July 28, 2016 Crimean Federal District (which contains the Republic of Crimea and the Federal city of Sevastopol) was abolished and merged into Southern Federal District in order to "improve the governance". Crimean Federal District was established on March 21, 2014 after the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. The federal district includes both the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, both recognized as part of Ukraine by most of the international community. Ukraine considers the area, along with the areas of Luhansk People's Republic and Donetsk People's Republic, as temporarily occupied territories.
Its population was 13,854,334 (62.4% urban) according to the 2010 Census, living in an area of 420,900 square kilometers (162,500 sq mi).
|#||Flag||Federal subject||Area in km2||Population||Capital/administrative center|
|1||Republic of Adygea||7,800||447,109||Maykop|
|4||Republic of Kalmykia||74,700||292,410||Elista|
|6||Republic of Crimea||26,100||1,966,801||Simferopol|
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- 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.
- Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №849 от 13 мая 2000 г. «О полномочном представителе Президента Российской Федерации в федеральном округе». Вступил в силу 13 мая 2000 г. Опубликован: "Собрание законодательства РФ", №20, ст. 2112, 15 мая 2000 г. (President of the Russian Federation. Decree #849 of May 13, 2000 On the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in a Federal District. Effective as of May 13, 2000.).
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- "В России создан Крымский федеральный округ". RBC. March 21, 2014.
- Law about occupied territories of Ukraine. Mirror Weekly. 15 May 2014
- Higher educational institutions at the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine will not work - the minister of education. Newsru. 1 October 2014
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