Zabaykalsky Krai

Zabaykalsky Krai (Russian: Забайкальский край, tr. Zabaikal'skii krai, IPA: [zəbɐjˈkalʲskʲɪj kraj], lit. "(The) Transbaikal krai") is a federal subject of Russia (a krai) that 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. Formerly part of the Siberian Federal District, the Krai is now part of the Russian Far East as of November 2018 in accordance with a decree issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin.[9] The administrative center of the krai is located in the city of 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)
Area rank10th
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

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