Lensky District, Sakha Republic

Last updated
Lensky District

Ленский улус
Other transcription(s)
  SakhaЛенскэй улууһа
145 Skala Khapchagai, Lenskii raion.jpg
Khapchagay Rock in Lensky District
Coat of Arms of Lensk rayon (Yakutia).png
Coat of arms
Location of Lensky District in the Sakha Republic
Coordinates: 60°43′N114°55′E / 60.717°N 114.917°E / 60.717; 114.917 Coordinates: 60°43′N114°55′E / 60.717°N 114.917°E / 60.717; 114.917
Country Russia
Federal subject Sakha Republic [1]
EstablishedJanuary 30, 1930 [2]
Administrative center Lensk [2]
Area
[2]
  Total77,000 km2 (30,000 sq mi)
Population
  Total39,765
  Estimate 
(2018) [4]
37,077 (-6.8%)
  Density0.52/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
   Urban
87.0%
   Rural
13.0%
Administrative structure
   Administrative divisions 1 Towns, 2 Settlements, 8 Rural okrugs
   Inhabited localities [2] 1 Cities/towns, 2 Urban-type settlements [5] , 16 Rural localities
Municipal structure
   Municipally incorporated asLensky Municipal District [6]
   Municipal divisions [7] 3 Urban settlements, 8 Rural settlements
Time zone UTC+9 (MSK+6   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg [8] )
OKTMO ID98627000

Lensky District (Russian : Ле́нский улу́с; Yakut : Ленскэй улууһа, Lyenskey uluuha) is an administrative [1] and municipal [6] district (raion, or ulus), one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the southwest of the republic and borders Mirninsky District in the north, Suntarsky District in the northeast, Olyokminsky District in the east, and Irkutsk Oblast in the south and west. The area of the district is 77,000 square kilometers (30,000 sq mi). [2] Its administrative center is the town of Lensk. [2] As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 39,765, with the population of Lensk accounting for 62.8% of that number. [3]

Contents

Geography

The main river in the district is the Lena with its tributaries the Vitim and the Nyuya.

Climate

Average January temperature is −32 °C (−26 °F) and average July temperature is +16–17 °C (61–63 °F). [9] Annual precipitation is 300–400 millimeters (12–16 in). [9]

History

The district was established on January 30, 1930. [2]

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Lensky District is one of the thirty-four in the republic. [1] It is divided into one town (an administrative division with the administrative center in the town (inhabited locality) of Lensk), two settlements (administrative divisions with the administrative centers in the urban-type settlements (inhabited localities) of Peleduy and Vitim), and eight rural okrugs (naslegs), all of which comprise sixteen rural localities. [2] As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Lensky Municipal District. [6] Within the municipal district, the Town of Lensk is incorporated into Lensk Urban Settlement, the two settlements are incorporated into two urban settlements, and the eight rural okrugs are incorporated into eight rural settlements. [7] The town of Lensk serves as the administrative center of both the administrative [2] and municipal [6] district.

Inhabited localities

Administrative [2] /municipal [7] composition
Towns/Urban settlementsPopulation [3] Inhabited localities in jurisdiction
Lensk
(Ленск)
24,966
  • Town of Lensk (administrative center of the district)
Settlements/Urban settlementsPopulation [3] Inhabited localities in jurisdiction
Vitim
(Витим)
4,376
Peleduy
(Пеледуй)
5,262
Rural okrugs/Rural settlementsPopulation [3] Rural localities in jurisdiction*
Bechenchinsky
(Беченчинский)
786
Murbaysky
(Мурбайский)
350
Natorsky
(Наторский)
441
Nyuysky
(Нюйский)
1,544
Orto-Nakharinsky
(Орто-Нахаринский)
689
Saldykelsky
(Салдыкельский)
424
Tolonsky
(Толонский)
426
Yaroslavsky
(Ярославский)
501

*Administrative centers are shown in bold

Economy

The economy of the district is mostly based on timber industry, production of construction materials, and food industry. [9]

Demographics

Population of Lensky District
2010 Census 39,765 [3]
2002 Census 38,669 [10]
1989 Census 49,702 [11]
1979 Census 40,019 [12]

As of the 1989 Census, the ethnic composition was as follows: [9]

See also

Related Research Articles

Vitim, Sakha Republic Urban-type settlement in Sakha Republic, Russia

Vitim is an urban locality in Lensky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located 229 kilometers (142 mi) from Lensk, the administrative center of the district, on the left bank of the Lena River at its confluence with the Vitim River. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 4,376.

Lensk Town under district jurisdiction in Sakha Republic, Russia

Lensk is a town and the administrative center of Lensky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 24,966.

Batagay Urban-type settlement in Sakha Republic, Russia

Batagay is an urban locality and the administrative center of Verkhoyansky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located on the Yana River. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 4,369.

Anabarsky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Anabarsky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the northwest of the republic and borders with Bulunsky District in the east, Olenyoksky District in the south, and with Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District of Krasnoyarsk Krai in the west. The area of the district is 55,600 square kilometers (21,500 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Saskylakh. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 3,501, with the population of Saskylakh accounting for 66.2% of that number.

Gorny District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Gorny District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the center of the republic and borders Vilyuysky and Kobyaysky Districts in the north, Namsky District and the territory of the city of republic significance of Yakutsk in the east, Khangalassky District in the south, Olyokminsky District in the southwest, and Verkhnevilyuysky District in the west. The area of the district is 45,600 square kilometers (17,600 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Berdigestyakh. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 11,706, with the population of Berdigestyakh accounting for 55.2% of that number.

Khangalassky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Khangalassky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the center of the republic and borders Megino-Kangalassky District in the east, Amginsky and Aldansky Districts in the south, Olyokminsky District in the southwest, Gorny District in the northwest, and the territory of the city of republic significance of Yakutsk in the north. The area of the district is 24,700 square kilometers (9,500 sq mi). Its administrative center is the town of Pokrovsk. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district, excluding its administrative center, was 24,557.

Megino-Kangalassky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Megino-Kangalassky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the central part of the republic, on the Lena River opposite Yakutsk, the capital of the republic. It borders Ust-Aldansky District in the north, Churapchinsky District in the east, Amginsky District in the southeast, Khangalassky District in the southwest, and is bounded by the Lena River in the west. The area of the district is 11,700 square kilometers (4,500 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Mayya. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 31,278, with the population of Mayya accounting for 23,.3% of that number.

Mirninsky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Mirninsky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the west of the republic and borders Olenyoksky District in the north and northeast, Nyurbinsky and Suntarsky Districts in the east, Lensky District in the south, and Irkutsk Oblast and Krasnoyarsk Krai in the west. The area of the district is 165,800 square kilometers (64,000 sq mi). Its administrative center is the town of Mirny. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 38,802.

Namsky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Namsky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. The district is located in the center of the republic and borders Ust-Aldansky District in the east, Megino-Kangalassky District in the southeast, the territory of the city of republic significance of Yakutsk in the south, Gorny District in the west, and Kobyaysky District in the north. The area of the district is 11,900 square kilometers (4,600 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Namtsy. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 23,198, with the population of Namtsy accounting for 38.3% of that number.

Olenyoksky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the west of the republic and borders with Anabarsky District in the north, Bulunsky and Zhigansky Districts in the east, Vilyuysky, Verkhnevilyuysky, and Nyurbinsky Districts in the southeast, Mirninsky District in the south and southwest, and with Krasnoyarsk Krai in the west and northwest. The area of the district is 318,000 square kilometers (123,000 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Olenyok. Population: 4,127 (2010 Census); 4,091 ; 3,993 (1989 Census). The population of Olenyok accounts for 55.1% of the district's total population.

Suntarsky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Suntarsky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the western central part of the republic and borders with Nyurbinsky District in the north and northeast, Verkhnevilyuysky District in the east, Olyokminsky District in the southeast, Lensky District in the southwest, and with Mirninsky District in the west. The area of the district is 57,800 square kilometers (22,300 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Suntar. Population: 25,140 (2010 Census); 25,485 ; 26,035 (1989 Census). The population of Suntar accounts for 39.9% of the district's total population.

Verkhnevilyuysky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Verkhnevilyuysky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the western central part of the republic and borders with Vilyuysky District in the east, Gorny District in the southeast, Olyokminsky District in the south, Suntarsky and Nyurbinsky Districts in the west, and with Olenyoksky District in the northwest. The area of the district is 42,000 square kilometers (16,000 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Verkhnevilyuysk. Population: 21,661 (2010 Census); 21,383 ; 20,626 (1989 Census). The population of Verkhnevilyuysk accounts for 29.8% of the district's total population.

Olyokminsky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Olyokminsky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the southwest of the republic and borders with Verkhnevilyuysky District in the north, Gorny and Khangalassky Districts in the northeast, Aldansky District in the east, Neryungrinsky District in the southeast, Zabaykalsky Krai in the southwest, Irkutsk Oblast and Lensky District in the west, and with Suntarsky District in the northwest. The area of the district is 160,800 square kilometers (62,100 sq mi). Its administrative center is the town of Olyokminsk. Population: 26,785 (2010 Census); 27,563 ; 30,938 (1989 Census). The population of Olyokminsk accounts for 35.4% of the district's total population.

Verkhoyansky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Verkhoyansky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the northern central part of the republic and borders with Ust-Yansky District in the northeast, Momsky District in the east, Tomponsky District in the south, Kobyaysky District in the southwest, Eveno-Bytantaysky National District in the west, and with Bulunsky District in the northwest. The area of the district is 137,400 square kilometers (53,100 sq mi). Its administrative center is the urban locality of Batagay. Population: 12,815 (2010 Census); 13,666 ; 24,259 (1989 Census). The population of Batagay accounts for 34.1% of the district's total population.

Vilyuysky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Vilyuysky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the western central part of the republic and borders with Zhigansky District in the northeast, Kobyaysky District in the east, Gorny District in the south, Verkhnevilyuysky District in the west, and with Olenyoksky District in the northwest. The area of the district is 55,200 square kilometers (21,300 sq mi). Its administrative center is the town of Vilyuysk. Population: 25,222 (2010 Census); 25,696 ; 28,704 (1989 Census). The population of Vilyuysk accounts for 40.6% of the district's total population.

Ust-Aldansky District District in Sakha Republic, Russia

Ust-Aldansky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located in the center of the republic and borders with Kobyaysky District in the north, Tomponsky District in the northeast, Tattinsky District in the east, Churapchinsky District in the southeast, Megino-Kangalassky District in the south, and with Namsky District in the west. The area of the district is 18,300 square kilometers (7,100 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Borogontsy. Population: 22,155 (2010 Census); 22,372 ; 21,389 (1989 Census). The population of Borogontsy accounts for 23.6% of the district's total population.

Namtsy Selo in Sakha Republic, Russia

Namtsy is a rural locality, the administrative center of Namsky District and the only inhabited locality, as well as the administrative center, of Lensky Rural Okrug of Namsky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia. Its population as of the 2010 Census was 8,890, up from 8,249 recorded during the 2002 Census.

Peleduy Urban-type settlement in Sakha Republic, Russia

Peleduy is an urban locality in Lensky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 5,243.

Bechencha Selo in Sakha Republic, Russia

Bechencha is a rural locality, the only inhabited locality, and the administrative center of Bechenchinsky Rural Okrug of Lensky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia, located 49 kilometers (30 mi) from Lensk, the administrative center of the district. Its population as of the 2010 Census was 786, up from 777 recorded during the 2002 Census.

Natora Selo in Sakha Republic, Russia

Natora is a rural locality, the only inhabited locality, and the administrative center of Natorsky Rural Okrug of Lensky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia, located 102 kilometers (63 mi) from Lensk, the administrative center of the district. Its population as of the 2010 Census was 441, up from 400 recorded during the 2002 Census.

References

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 Constitution of the Sakha Republic, Article 45
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 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.
  4. "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  5. 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.
  6. 1 2 3 4 Law #172-Z #351-III
  7. 1 2 3 Law #173-Z #354-III
  8. "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  9. 1 2 3 4 Center of the Socioeconomic and Political Monitoring. Lensky District (in Russian)
  10. 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).
  11. "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]. 1989 via Demoscope Weekly.
  12. "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](XLS). Всесоюзная перепись населения 1979 года [All-Union Population Census of 1979] (in Russian). 1979 via Demoscope Weekly (website of the Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics.

Sources