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Magadan Region

Member Regional Governments Russia Magadan Region

Pechenyi Vladimir

  • NationRussian Federation
  • Government NameMagadan Region
  • GovernorSergey Nosov

Symbol

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Coat of arms

Coat of arms

 

History

  • The territory of Magadan Region was inhabited by Yakuts in the 18th Century, before the first Russian Cossacks came to the Kolyma area.
  • 1920: The history of Magadan area actually started in 1920s when geological survey expeditions arrived there.
  • 1953: Magadan Oblast was officially formed in 1953 on the region previously known as Kolyma.

Topographic Feature and Characteristics

  • Magadan Region has rich reserves of gold, silver, tin, tungsten, mercury, copper, antimony, coal, oil, and peat. The other main contributor to the economy is fishing.
  • Local population is leaving in great numbers (60% of leaving people are working age population).

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 462,500㎢
  • Location : The region is located in far northeastern Russia and has coastlines on the Arctic and Pacific oceans. About 3/4 of the territory is occupied by tundra and forest tundra.
  • Climate : Magadan Region has a subarctic climate with long, very cold winters lasting up to six months of the year. Permafrost and tundra covers the large part of the region. Average winter temperatures range from -19°C to -38°C, and average summer temperatures, from +3°C to +16°C.
Population
  • Population : 154,485(2010)
  • Population density : 0.34/㎢(2012)
Major Event
  • White Night Festival on June 28

Economic Status

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Economy(2010)
  • GRDP: 58.2 bn RUB (approx. 1.9 bn USD) (2010)
  • Per capita GRDP: 255,200 RUB (approx. 8,506 USD) (2010)
Industry
  • Industrial structure : The economy is centered on mining interests for gold, silver and other non-ferrous metals. Next in importance is the fishing industry, this provides 25% of all industrial output. The power industry is another core sector: three large power generating facilities, the Kolyma Hydroelectric Power Plant(Kolymskaya GES), the Arkagala State Regional Power Plant (Arkagalinskaya GRES), and the Magadan Combined Heat and Power Plant (Magadanskaya TETs) are located in the region.
Product
  • Agricultural and fisheries product : pollock, herring, cod, navaga, flounder, and various kinds of salmon, reindeer herding etc.
  • Mineral resource : gold, silver, tin, tungsten, coal, copper, hydrocarbon, molybdenum, natural gas

Others

  • Contact:Ministry of Regional Administration
  • Address : Russia, 685000, Magadan Region, Magadan City, Proletarskaya str., d. 14
  • Tel.:7-4132-62-04-52
  • Fax.:7-4132-60-78-07
  • Official Website : http://www.magadan.ru