Anabarsky District
Анабарский улус
Other transcription(s)
 • YakutАнаабыр улууhа
Anabar River, Anabarsky District
Location of Anabarsky District in the Sakha Republic
Coordinates: 72°07′N 114°21′E / 72.117°N 114.350°E / 72.117; 114.350Coordinates: 72°07′N 114°21′E / 72.117°N 114.350°E / 72.117; 114.350
Federal subjectSakha Republic[1]
EstablishedDecember 30, 1930[2]
Administrative centerSaskylakh[2]
 • Total55,600 km2 (21,500 sq mi)
 • Total3,501
 • Estimate 
3,567 (+1.9%)
 • Density0.063/km2 (0.16/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Administrative structure
 • Administrative divisions3 Rural okrugs
 • Inhabited localities[2]3 Rural localities
Municipal structure
 • Municipally incorporated asAnabarsky Municipal District[5]
 • Municipal divisions[6]0 Urban settlements, 2 Rural settlements
Time zoneUTC+9 (MSK+6 Edit this on Wikidata[7])
OKTMO ID98610000
Population of Anabarsky District
2010 Census3,501[3]
2002 Census4,024[8]
1989 Census3,903[9]
1979 Census2,161[10]

Anabarsky District (Russian: Анаба́рский улу́с; Yakut: Анаабыр улууһа, Anaabyr uluuha, IPA: [anaːbɯɾ uluːha]) is an administrative[1] and municipal[5] district (raion, or ulus), 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).[2] Its administrative center is the rural locality (a selo) of Saskylakh.[2] 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.[3]


The district is washed by the Laptev Sea in the north. The landscape of the district is mostly flat. The main rivers are the Anabar and the Uele, having their mouth in Anabar Bay. There are numerous lakes and largest one is Lake Sappyya.[11]


Average January temperature ranges from −34 to −36 °C (−29 to −33 °F) and average July temperature ranges from +4 to +10 °C (39 to 50 °F). Average annual precipitation is 150–200 millimeters (5.9–7.9 in).


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

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Anabarsky District is one of the thirty-four in the republic.[1] The district is divided into three rural okrugs (naslegs) which comprise three rural localities.[2] As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Anabarsky Municipal District.[5] Its three rural okrugs are incorporated into two rural settlements within the municipal district.[6] The selo of Saskylakh serves as the administrative center of both the administrative[2] and municipal[5] district.

Inhabited localities

Administrative[2]/municipal[6] composition
Rural okrugs/Rural settlements Population[3] Rural localities in jurisdiction*
Saskylakhsky Rural Okrug/Rural Settlement
  • selo of Saskylakh (administrative center of the district)
Ebelyakhsky Rural Okrug
  • selo of Ebelyakh
    (municipally, a part of Saskylakhsky Rural Settlement)
Yuryung-Khainsky Rural Okrug/Rural Settlement

*Administrative centers are shown in bold


The economy of the district is mostly based on mining, reindeer husbandry, fishing, and hunting. There are deposits of diamonds in the district.


As of the 2010 Census, the ethnic composition was as follows:[citation needed]

The village of Yuryung-Khaya is the only settlement in the Sakha Republic where Dolgans form a majority of the population.



  1. ^ a b c Constitution of the Sakha Republic, Article 45
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic
  3. ^ a b c d 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. ^ a b c d Law #172-Z #351-III
  6. ^ a b c Law #173-Z #354-III
  7. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  8. ^ 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).
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Топографска карта S-49-XXIX,XXX; M 1:1 000 000 - Topographic USSR Chart (in Russian)". Retrieved February 8, 2022.