Zabaykalsky Krai

Zabaykalsky Krai (Russian: Забайкальский край, tr. Zabaikal'skii krai, IPA: [zəbɐjˈkalʲskʲɪj kraj], lit. "Transbaikal krai"; Buryat: Yбэр Байгалай хизаар, romanized: Uber Baigalai Xizaar) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai), located in the Russian Far East. Its administrative center is Chita. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 1,107,107.[5]

Zabaykalsky Krai
Забайкальский край
Coordinates: 54°00′N 118°00′E
CountryRussia
Federal districtFar Eastern[1]
Economic regionFar Eastern[2]
Administrative centerChita
Government
  BodyLegislative Assembly[3]
  Governor[3]Aleksandr Osipov
Area
  Total431,500 km2 (166,600 sq mi)
  Rank12th
Population
 (2010 Census)[5]
  Total1,107,107
  Estimate 
(2018)[6]
1,072,806 (−3.1%)
  Rank47th
  Density2.6/km2 (6.6/sq mi)
  Urban
65.9%
  Rural
34.1%
Time zoneUTC+9 (MSK+6 [7])
ISO 3166 codeRU-ZAB
License plates75, 80
OKTMO ID76000000
Official languagesRussian[8]
Websitehttp://www.забайкальскийкрай.рф

The krai was created on March 1, 2008 as a result of a merger of Chita Oblast and Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug, after a referendum held on the issue on March 11, 2007. In 2018, the krai became part of the Far Eastern Federal District.[9]


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