Crimean Federal District

The Crimean Federal District (Russian: Кры́мский федера́льный о́круг) was a federal district of Russia. It was established on March 21, 2014 after the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.[4] The federal district included both the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, both recognized as part of Ukraine by most of the international community. Ukraine considers the area, along with the areas of Lugansk People's Republic and Donetsk People's Republic, as temporarily occupied territories.[5][6]

Crimean Federal District

  • Крымский федеральный округ
  • Кримський федеральний округ
Location of the Crimea Federal District within Russia
Location of the Crimea Federal District within Russia
Country Russia
EstablishedMarch 21, 2014
Incorporated into Southern Federal DistrictJuly 28, 2016
Administrative centerSimferopol
 • Presidential EnvoyOleg Belaventsev
 • Total26,900 km2 (10,400 sq mi)
Area rank9th
 • Total2,284,000[2]
 • Rank9th
 • Density84.6/km2 (219/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (Moscow Time)
Federal subjects
Economic regionNorth Caucasus

Oleg Belaventsev was appointed the presidential envoy,[7] and the administrative centre of the federal district was Simferopol.

On 28 July 2016, the Crimean Federal District, which during its existence was by far the smallest of Russia's federal districts, was abolished and merged into the Southern Federal District, in order to "increase the efficiency of the federal state bodies' work".[8]

Federal subjectsEdit

# Flag Federal subject Area in km2[1] Population Administrative centre
1   Republic of Crimea 26,100 1,966,801 Simferopol
2   Sevastopol 900 379,200 Sevastopol

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "1.1. Основные социально-экономические показатели в 2014 г." [Main socioeconomic indicators 2014]. Regions of Russia. Socioeconomic indicators - 2015 (in Russian). Russian Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Results of Census: Population of Crimea is 2.284 Million People - Information agency "Krym Media" Archived November 4, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Итоги переписи населения в Крымском федеральном округе" [Results of the Census: The Crimean Federal District] (in Russian). Rosstat. Archived from the original on July 6, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "В России создан Крымский федеральный округ". RBC. March 21, 2014. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  5. ^ Law about occupied territories of Ukraine. Mirror Weekly. 15 May 2014
  6. ^ Higher educational institutions at the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine will not work - the minister of education. Newsru. 1 October 2014
  7. ^ "Putin appoints Oleg Belavintsev his envoy to Crimean Federal District". ITAR-TASS. March 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "Putin integrates Crimea into Russia's southern federal district". Russian News Agency TASS. July 28, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.