Khabarovsk Krai

Khabarovsk Krai (Russian: Хабаровский край, tr. Khabarovsky kray, IPA: [xɐˈbarəfskʲɪj kraj]) is a federal subject (a krai) of Russia. It is geographically located in the Far East region of the country and is a part of the Far Eastern Federal District. The administrative centre of the krai is the city of Khabarovsk, which is home to roughly half of the krai's population and the largest city in the Russian Far East (just ahead of Vladivostok). Khabarovsk Krai is the fourth-largest federal subject by area, and has a population of 1,343,869 as of 2010.[5]

Khabarovsk Krai
Хабаровский край
Road of Vanino-Lidoga
Coordinates: 54°48′N 136°50′E
Federal districtFar Eastern[1]
Economic regionFar Eastern[2]
Administrative centerKhabarovsk
  BodyLegislative Duma[3]
  Governor[3]Mikhail Degtyarev
  Total788,600 km2 (304,500 sq mi)
 (2010 Census)[5]
1,328,302 (−1.2%)
  Density1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+10 (MSK+7 [7])
ISO 3166 codeRU-KHA
License plates27
OKTMO ID08000000
Official languagesRussian[8]

The southern region lies mostly in the basin of the lower Amur River, with the mouth of the river located at Nikolaevsk-on-Amur draining into the Strait of Tartary, which separates Khabarovsk Krai from the island of Sakhalin. The north occupies a vast mountainous area along the coastline of the Sea of Okhotsk, a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean. Khabarovsk Krai is bordered by Magadan Oblast to the north, Amur Oblast, Jewish Autonomous Oblast and the Sakha Republic to the west, Primorsky Krai to the south, and Sakhalin Oblast to the east.

The population consists of mostly ethnic Russians, but indigenous people of the area are numerous such as the Tungusic peoples (Evenks, Negidals, Ulchs, Nanai, Oroch, Udege) and Amur Nivkhs and Ainu.[9]

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