Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug

Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug (Buryat: Агын Буряадай автономито тойрог) is a former 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
Other transcription(s)
 • BuryatАгын Буряадай автономито тойрог
Coat of arms of Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug
Coat of arms
Anthem: Golden Land, Hurrah!
Russia - Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug (2008-01).svg
Coordinates: 51°00′N 114°30′E / 51.000°N 114.500°E / 51.000; 114.500Coordinates: 51°00′N 114°30′E / 51.000°N 114.500°E / 51.000; 114.500
CountryRussia
Federal districtSiberian[1]
Economic regionEast Siberian[2]
EstablishedOctober 7, 1977
Administrative centerAginskoye
Government
 • BodyDuma
 • GovernorBair Zhamsuyev
Area
 • Total19,600 km2 (7,600 sq mi)
Area rank9th
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • Total77,167
 • Rank74th
 • Density3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (MSK+6 Edit this on Wikidata[4])
ISO 3166 codeRU-AGB
License plates80
Official languagesRussian;[5] Buryat
Websitehttp://www.aginskoe.ru/
Map of the Agin-Buryat_Autonomous_Okrug

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.

HistoryEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

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.

Russian FederationEdit

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.

Administrative divisionsEdit

The autonomous okrug had three districts:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №849 от 13 мая 2000 г. «О полномочном представителе Президента Российской Федерации в федеральном округе». Вступил в силу 13 мая 2000 г. Опубликован: "Собрание законодательства РФ", No. 20, ст. 2112, 15 мая 2000 г. (President of the Russian Federation. Decree #849 of May 13, 2000 On the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in a Federal District. Effective as of May 13, 2000.).
  2. ^ 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. ).
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). 3 June 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ Official throughout the Russian Federation according to Article 68.1 of the Constitution of Russia.
  6. ^ "Referendum results, Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug". www.agin-buryat.vybory.izbirkom.ru.
  7. ^ "Referendum results, Chita Oblast". www.chita.vybory.izbirkom.ru.