Eveno-Bytantaysky National District
Эвено-Бытантайский национальный улус
Other transcription(s)
 • YakutЭбээн-Бытантай улууһа
Location of Eveno-Bytantaysky National District in the Sakha Republic
Coordinates: 67°48′N 130°24′E / 67.800°N 130.400°E / 67.800; 130.400Coordinates: 67°48′N 130°24′E / 67.800°N 130.400°E / 67.800; 130.400
Federal subjectSakha Republic[1]
EstablishedApril 21, 1989[2]
Administrative centerBatagay-Alyta[2]
 • Total52,300 km2 (20,200 sq mi)
 • Total2,867
 • Estimate 
2,813 (−1.9%)
 • Density0.055/km2 (0.14/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Administrative structure
 • Administrative divisions3 Rural okrugs
 • Inhabited localities[2]4 Rural localities
Municipal structure
 • Municipally incorporated asEveno-Bytantaysky Municipal District[5]
 • Municipal divisions[6]0 Urban settlements, 3 Rural settlements
Time zoneUTC+9 (MSK+6 Edit this on Wikidata[7])
OKTMO ID98659000
Population of Eveno-Bytantaysky National District
2010 Census2,867[3]
2002 Census2,761[8]

Eveno-Bytantaysky National District (Russian: Эве́но-Бытанта́йский национа́льный улу́с; Yakut: Эбээн-Бытантай улууһа, Ebeen-Bytantay uluuha) is an administrative[1] and municipal[5] district (raion, or ulus), one of the thirty-four in the Sakha Republic, Russia. The area of the district is 52,300 square kilometers (20,200 sq mi).[2] Its administrative center is the rural locality (a selo) of Batagay-Alyta.[2] As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 2,867, with the population of Batagay-Alyta accounting for 63.9% of that number.[3]


The district was established on April 21, 1989,[2] when its territory was split out of Verkhoyansky District.[9] The district's name refers to its designation as a national (ethnic) district for the Evens, who comprised 32.35% of the population in 1989, as well as its location on the Bytantay River.[citation needed]


The district is located within the Arctic Circle, between the Lena and Yana Rivers. The western section of the district is dominated by the Verkhoyansk Range, the north and east—by the Kular Mountains.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Eveno-Bytantaysky National District is one of the thirty-four in the republic.[1] The district is divided into three rural okrugs (naslegs) which comprise four rural localities.[2] As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Eveno-Bytantaysky Municipal District.[5] Its three rural okrugs are incorporated into three rural settlements within the municipal district.[6] The selo of Batagay-Alyta 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*

*Administrative centers are shown in bold


The economy of the district depends mainly on agriculture such as reindeer herding and the breeding of cattle and horses.[10] The district is among the most inaccessible territories of the republic.



  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. ^ Center of the Socioeconomic and Political Monitoring. Eveno-Bytantaysky District Archived February 18, 2013, at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  10. ^ Stammler, Florian (2010). "Animal diversity and its social significance among Arctic pastoralists". In Stammler, Florian; Takakura, Hiroki (eds.). Good to Eat, Good to Live with: Nomads and Animals in Northern Eurasia and Africa. Center for Northeast Asian Studies. pp. 215–243.