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Krasnovishersky District

Krasnovishersky District
Красновишерский район (Russian)
Coat of arms
Flag
Location
Country Russia
Federal subject Perm Krai[1]
Administrative structure (as of November 2011)
Administrative center town of Krasnovishersk[1]
Inhabited localities:[1]
Cities/towns 1
Rural localities 45
Municipal structure (as of December 2011)
Municipally incorporated as Krasnovishersky Municipal District[2]
Municipal divisions:[2]
Urban settlements 1
Rural settlements 5
Statistics
Area (municipal district) 15,375 km2 (5,936 sq mi)[3]
Population (2010 Census) 22,554 inhabitants[4]
- Urban 71.4%
- Rural 28.6%
Density 1.47 /km2 (3.8 /sq mi)[5]
Time zone YEKT (UTC+06:00)[6]
Established January 13, 1941[3]

Krasnovishersky District (Russian: Краснови́шерский райо́н) is an administrative district (raion) of Perm Krai, Russia; one of the thirty-three in the krai.[1] Municipally, it is incorporated as Krasnovishersky Municipal District.[2] It is located in the northeast of the krai, in the valley of the Vishera River, and borders with the Komi Republic in the north, Sverdlovsk Oblast in the east, Cherdynsky District in the west, Solikamsky District in the south, and with the territory of the town of krai significance of Alexandrovsk in the southeast. The area of the district is 15,375 square kilometers (5,936 sq mi).[3] Its administrative center is the town of Krasnovishersk.[1] Population: 27,871 (2002 Census);[7] 30,827 (1989 Census).[8] The population of Krasnovishersk accounts for 71.4% of the district's total population.[4]

Geography

The eastern part of the district is mostly mountainous, while the western part is mostly flat, with some hills with the height of about 190–220 meters (620–720 ft). The highest point of Perm Krai, Mount Tulymsky Kamen, is located in the district.[9] There are many rivers in the district, including the Vishera River with its tributaries the Yazva, the Vels, the Uls, and many others. The town of Krasnovishersk is located 320 kilometers (200 mi) from the city of Perm.[9] Natural resources of the district include diamonds, gold, oil, natural gas, and others.

The climate is temperate continental. The average annual temperature is +0.1 °C (32.2 °F); annual precipitation is 550–700 millimeters (22–28 in).[9] Up to 87% of the district's territory is covered by forests.[3] In the extreme northeast of the district the Vishera Nature Reserve is located.

History

The district was established on January 13, 1941.[3] Until then, its territory was a part of Cherdynsky District. Krasnovishersk, the administrative center of the district, was granted town status on July 2, 1942.

Demographics

As of the 2002 Census, about 89.7% of district's population were Russians and 2.5% were the Komi people.[3]

Economy

The industry of the district includes timber industry, pulp and paper mill, mining and food industry.

References

Notes

Sources

  • Законодательное собрание Пермской области. Закон №416-67 от 28 февраля 1996 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Пермского края», в ред. Закона №84-ПК от 28 августа 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в отдельные Законы Пермской области, Коми-Пермяцкого автономного округа». Вступил в силу с момента опубликования. Опубликован: "Звезда", №38, 12 марта 1996 г. (Legislative Assembly of Perm Oblast. Law #416-67 of February 28, 1996 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Perm Krai, as amended by the Law #84-PK of August 28, 2012 On Amending Various Laws of Perm Oblast, Komi-Permyak Autonomous Okrug. Effective as of the moment of publication.).

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