Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug
Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug (Buryat: Агын Буряадай автономито тойрог) was a federal subject of the Russian Federation. On 1 March 2008, the region merged with Chita Oblast (which it was surrounded by) to form the new Zabaykalsky Krai. The territory of the former ABAO is now the Agin-Buryat Okrug of Zabaykalsky Krai, in which it has a special status.
Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug
|Агинский Бурятский автономный округ|
|• Buryat||Агын Буряадай автономито тойрог|
|Anthem: Golden Land, Hurrah!|
|Economic region||East Siberian|
|• Governor||Bair Zhamsuyev|
|• Total||19,600 km2 (7,600 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (MSK+6 )|
|ISO 3166 code||RU-AGB|
|Official languages||Russian; Buryat|
The administrative center of the district was the settlement of Aginskoye. The district's area was 19,592km2 with a population of 76,383 people in 2008.
The district was first created in its modern form on 26 September 1937 as the Agin Buryat-Mongol National Okrug within Chita Oblast. Following the change of the ethnonym "Buryat-Mongol" to "Buryat" on 16 September 1958, the region was renamed to Agin-Buryat National Okrug, and became the Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug" on 7 October 1977.
From 31 March 1992, the district was both an independent federal subject of Russia and a part of Chita Oblast until it was abolished on 1 March 2008.
Merging with Chita OblastEdit
Work on merging the region with Chita Oblast began in April 2006. The authorities of both regions sent a letter to president Vladimir Putin who supported this initiative to merge the two regions. The merger referendum was held on 11 March 2007.
In Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug, 94% (38,814 people) supported the merger, 5.16% (2,129 people) were against. 82.95% of the population of the autonomous okrug took part in the referendum.
In Chita Oblast, 90.29% (535,045 people) supported the merger, 8.89% (52,698 people) were against. 72.82% of the population of the oblast took part in the referendum.
As a result of the majority of voters in both regions supporting the unification of the two regions, Zabaykalsky Krai was formed on 1 March 2008.
The autonomous okrug had three districts:
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- Госстандарт Российской Федерации. №ОК 024-95 27 декабря 1995 г. «Общероссийский классификатор экономических регионов. 2. Экономические районы», в ред. Изменения №5/2001 ОКЭР. (Gosstandart of the Russian Federation. #OK 024-95 December 27, 1995 Russian Classification of Economic Regions. 2. Economic Regions, as amended by the Amendment #5/2001 OKER. ).
- Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Территория, число районов, населённых пунктов и сельских администраций по субъектам Российской Федерации (Territory, Number of Districts, Inhabited Localities, and Rural Administration by Federal Subjects of the Russian Federation)". Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
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- Official throughout the Russian Federation according to Article 68.1 of the Constitution of Russia.
- "Referendum results, Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug". www.agin-buryat.vybory.izbirkom.ru.
- "Referendum results, Chita Oblast". www.chita.vybory.izbirkom.ru.