Zhigansky District
Жиганский улус
Other transcription(s)
 • SakhaЭдьигээн улууhа
Northern noon, Zhigansky District
Northern noon, Zhigansky District
Flag of Zhigansky District
Coat of arms of Zhigansky District
Location of Zhigansky District in the Sakha Republic
Coordinates: 66°46′N 123°16′E / 66.767°N 123.267°E / 66.767; 123.267
CountryRussia
Federal subjectSakha Republic[1]
EstablishedDecember 10, 1930[2]
Administrative centerZhigansk[3]
Area
 • Total140,200 km2 (54,100 sq mi)
Population
 • Total4,296
 • Estimate 
(2018)[5]
4,222 (−1.7%)
 • Density0.031/km2 (0.079/sq mi)
 • Urban
0%
 • Rural
100%
Administrative structure
 • Administrative divisions4 rural okrug
 • Inhabited localities[3]5 Rural localities
Municipal structure
 • Municipally incorporated asZhigansky Municipal District[6]
 • Municipal divisions[7]0 Urban settlements, 4 Rural settlements
Time zoneUTC+9 (MSK+6 Edit this on Wikidata[8])
OKTMO ID98622000
Websitehttps://mr-zhiganskij.sakha.gov.ru/

Zhigansky District (Russian: Жига́нский улу́с; Yakut: Эдьигээн улууһа) 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 northern central part of the republic and borders with Bulunsky District in the north, Eveno-Bytantaysky National District in the east, Kobyaysky District in the southeast, Vilyuysky District in the southwest, and with Olenyoksky District in the northwest. The area of the district is 140,200 square kilometers (54,100 sq mi).[3] Its administrative center is the rural locality (a selo) of Zhigansk.[3] Population: 4,296 (2010 Census);[4] 4,312 (2002 Census);[9] 5,678 (1989 Census).[10] The population of Zhigansk accounts for 79.6% of the district's total population.[4]

Geography

The main river in the district is the Lena. Sone of its important tributaries, such as the Menkere, Muna, Khoruongka, Nuora (Strekalovka) and Motorchuna, have their mouth in the area of the district. The largest lake is Lake Ulakhan-Kyuyol.[11][12]

Climate

Average January temperature ranges from −36 °C (−33 °F) in the east to −40 °C (−40 °F) in the west and average July temperature ranges from +14 °C (57 °F) to +16 °C (61 °F). Annual precipitation ranges from 250–300 millimeters (9.8–11.8 in) in the west to 300–400 millimeters (12–16 in) in the east.[2]

History

The district was established on December 10, 1930.[2]

Demographics

As of the 1989 Census, the ethnic composition was as follows:[2]

Inhabited localities

Municipal composition
Rural settlements Population Male Female Rural localities in jurisdiction*
Bestyakhsky Nasleg
(Бестяхский наслег)
218 111 (50.9%) 107 (49.1%)
Zhigansky Evenk National Nasleg
(Жиганский эвенкийский национальный наслег)
3,421 1,631 (47.8%) 1,785 (52.2%)
Kystatyam
(Кыстатыам)
397 202 (50.9%) 195 (49.1%)
Lindinsky Nasleg
(Линдинский наслег)
260 131 (50.4%) 129 (49.6%)

Divisional source:[13]
Population source:[4]
*Administrative centers are shown in bold
Note: The figures given in the table above include 2010 census reports of one person (male) living in the intersettlement territory,[4] clarified in the regional census data as inhabiting Dzardzhan.[14]

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b Constitution of the Sakha Republic
  2. ^ a b c d Center of the Socioeconomic and Political Monitoring. Zhigansky District Archived September 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  3. ^ a b c d e Registry of the Administrative-Territorial Divisions of the Sakha Republic
  4. ^ a b c d e 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.
  5. ^ "26. Численность постоянного населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2018 года". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Law #172-Z #351-III
  7. ^ Law #173-Z #354-III
  8. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  9. ^ 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).
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Топографска карта Q-51 52; M 1:1 000 000 - Topographic USSR Chart (in Russian)". Retrieved April 17, 2022.
  12. ^ Google Earth
  13. ^ Olenyoksy Ulus (Raion) Archived November 11, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Official website of the Sakha Republic
  14. ^ Sakha Republic Territorial Branch of the Federal State Statistics Service. Results of the 2010 All-Russian Census. Численность населения по районам, городским и сельским населённым пунктам (Population Counts by Districts, Urban and Rural Inhabited Localities) (in Russian)

Sources

Coordinates: 66°46′55″N 123°22′05″E / 66.78194°N 123.36806°E / 66.78194; 123.36806