Administrative divisions of the Republic of Tatarstan

This is a list of units of administrative division of the Republic of Tatarstan, a federal subject of Russia.

Republic of Tatarstan
Russia
Flag of Tatarstan.svg
CapitalKazan
Administrative structure
(as of 2015[1])
Administrative districts43
Cities/towns23
Urban‑type settlements18
n/a
Rural localities3,074[2]
Municipal structure
(as of January 1, 2008[2])
Municipal districts43
Urban okrugs2
Urban settlements38
Rural settlements898

Tatarstan is located in the center of the East European Plain, between the Volga and the Kama Rivers, stretching east towards the Ural Mountains. It was originally established as the Tatar ASSR within the Russian SFSR on May 27, 1920 from Kazansky, Chistopolsky, Mamadyshsky, Sviyazhsky, Tetyushinsky, Laishevsky, and Spassky Uyezds of the former Kazan Governorate, Yelabuzhsky Uyezd of Ufa Governorate, as well as the part of Simbirsk, Samara, and Vyatka Governorates. In 1922, Yelabuga with environs was transferred to the Tatar ASSR from Vyatka Governorate.

Initially, the territory of the ASSR was divided into ten kantons - Sviyazhsk, Tetyushi, Buinsk, Spassk, Chistopol, Menzelinsk, Bugulma, Arsk, Laishevo, and Mamadysh. On the territories transferred to the Tatar ASSR in 1922, Yelabuga and Agryz kantons were established, while Chelny Kanton was separated from Menzelinsk Kanton. All kantons had roughly the same borders and the territory as the uyezds which preceded them, and preserved the division into volosts.

In the 1930s, kantons were finally abolished and replaced with forty-five districts (raions). In 1935, they were broken down into smaller units, resulting in sixty districts. By 1940, the number of districts increased to forty-three and peaked at seventy in 1944–1955. By 1957, the number of districts decreased to sixty-three.[3]

During the 1960s, some of the districts were merged, and their number diminished to thirty-seven. Only some of them were broken into smaller units again. The number of districts stabilized at forty-three after Atninsky District was split from Arsky District in 1990.

In 1952–1953, the Tatar ASSR was administratively divided into three oblastsBugulma, Chistopol, and Kazan Oblast, but due to the oblasts' small sizes they were abolished in 1954. On August 30, 1990, the Tatar ASSR became the first one to be elevated in status as a republic within the Russian SFSR, becoming the Republic of Tatarstan.

Administrative and municipal divisionsEdit

 
Map
Division Structure OKATO OKTMO Urban-type settlement/
district-level town*
Administrative Municipal
Kazan (Казань) city urban okrug 92 401 92 701
Aviastroitelny (Авиастроительный) (under Kazan) N/A 92 401 N/A
Kirovsky (Кировский) (under Kazan) N/A 92 401 N/A
Moskovsky (Московский) (under Kazan) N/A 92 401 N/A
Novo-Savinovsky (Ново-Савиновский) (under Kazan) N/A 92 401 N/A
Privolzhsky (Приволжский) (under Kazan) N/A 92 401 N/A
Sovetsky (Советский) (under Kazan) N/A 92 401 N/A
Vakhitovsky (Вахитовский) (under Kazan) N/A 92 401 N/A
Aznakayevo (Азнакаево) city (under Aznakayevsky) 92 403 92 602
Almetyevsk (Альметьевск) city (under Almetyevsky) 92 405 92 608
Bavly (Бавлы) city (under Bavlinsky) 92 408 92 614
Bugulma (Бугульма) city (under Bugulminsky) 92 410 92 617
Buinsk (Буинск) city (under Buinsky) 92 412 92 618
Yelabuga (Елабуга) city (under Yelabuzhsky) 92 415 92 626
Zainsk (Заинск) city (under Zainsky) 92 417 92 627
Zelenodolsk (Зеленодольск) city (under Zelenodolsky) 92 420 92 628
Leninogorsk (Лениногорск) city (under Leninogorsky) 92 425 92 636
Naberezhnye Chelny (Набережные Челны) city urban okrug 92 430 92 730
Nizhnekamsk (Нижнекамск) city (under Nizhnekamsky) 92 435 92 644
Nurlat (Нурлат) city (under Nurlatsky) 92 437 92 646
Chistopol (Чистополь) city (under Chistopolsky) 92 440 92 659
Agryzsky (Агрызский) district 92 201 92 601
Aznakayevsky (Азнакаевский) district 92 202 92 602
Aksubayevsky (Аксубаевский) district 92 204 92 604
Aktanyshsky (Актанышский) district 92 205 92 605
Alexeyevsky (Алексеевский) district 92 206 92 606
Alkeyevsky (Алькеевский) district 92 207 92 607
Almetyevsky (Альметьевский) district 92 208 92 608
Apastovsky (Апастовский) district 92 210 92 610
Arsky (Арский) district 92 212 92 612
  • Arsk (Арск) town*
Atninsky (Атнинский) district 92 213 92 613
Bavlinsky (Бавлинский) district 92 214 92 614
Baltasinsky (Балтасинский) district 92 215 92 615
Bugulminsky (Бугульминский) district 92 217 92 617
Buinsky (Буинский) district 92 218 92 618
Verkhneuslonsky (Верхнеуслонский) district 92 220 92 620
Vysokogorsky (Высокогорский) district 92 222 92 622
Drozhzhanovsky (Дрожжановский) district 92 224 92 624
Yelabuzhsky (Елабужский) district 92 226 92 626
Zainsky (Заинский) district 92 227 92 627
Zelenodolsky (Зеленодольский) district 92 228 92 628
Kaybitsky (Кайбицкий) district 92 229 92 629
Kamsko-Ustyinsky (Камско-Устьинский) district 92 230 92 630
Spassky (Спасский) district 92 232 92 632
Kukmorsky (Кукморский) district 92 233 92 633
Laishevsky (Лаишевский) district 92 234 92 634
Leninogorsky (Лениногорский) district 92 236 92 636
Mamadyshsky (Мамадышский) district 92 238 92 638
Mendeleyevsky (Менделеевский) district 92 239 92 639
Menzelinsky (Мензелинский) district 92 240 92 640
Muslyumovsky (Муслюмовский) district 92 242 92 642
Nizhnekamsky (Нижнекамский) district 92 244 92 644
Novosheshminsky (Новошешминский) district 92 245 92 645
Nurlatsky (Нурлатский) district 92 246 92 646
Pestrechinsky (Пестречинский) district 92 248 92 648
Rybno-Slobodsky (Рыбно-Слободский) district 92 250 92 650
Sabinsky (Сабинский) district 92 252 92 652
Sarmanovsky (Сармановский) district 92 253 92 653
Yutazinsky (Ютазинский) district 92 254 92 654
Tetyushsky (Тетюшский) district 92 255 92 655
Tyulyachinsky (Тюлячинский) district 92 256 92 656
Tukayevsky (Тукаевский) district 92 257 92 657
Cheremshansky (Черемшанский) district 92 258 92 658
Chistopolsky (Чистопольский) district 92 259 92 659

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Государственный комитет Российской Федерации по статистике. Комитет Российской Федерации по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации. №ОК 019-95 1 января 1997 г. «Общероссийский классификатор объектов административно-территориального деления. Код 92», в ред. изменения №278/2015 от 1 января 2016 г.. (State Statistics Committee of the Russian Federation. Committee of the Russian Federation on Standardization, Metrology, and Certification. #OK 019-95 January 1, 1997 Russian Classification of Objects of Administrative Division (OKATO). Code 92, as amended by the Amendment #278/2015 of January 1, 2016. ).
  2. ^ a b The numbers were calculated based on the data available in the laws of the Republic of Tatarstan dealing with districts' composition. Sources used in calculations are listed in the composition tables for each district.
  3. ^ Очерки по географии Татарии. Казань, Таткнигоиздат, 1957