Place:Krasnoyarsk, Sibirsky, Russia

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NameKrasnoyarsk
Alt namesKrasnoyarsk Krai
Krasnoiarsksource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VII, 1
Krasnojarsksource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-90
Krasnoyarsksource: Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
Krasnoyarsk territorysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Krasnoyarskiy Kraysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeTerritory
Coordinates56.0°N 94.0°E
Located inSibirsky, Russia
Contained Places
Autonomous district
Evenkiyskiy ( 1936 - )
Taymyrskiy ( 1930 - )
Inhabited place
Aban
Achinsk ( 1621 - )
Aginskoye
Aksenovo
Al'oškino
Aleksandrovka
Aleksandrovskiy Shlyuz
Ambarchik
Anash
Arefyevo
Art'omovsk
Atamanovo
Bakhta
Balakhta
Balay
Bedoba
Bellyk
Belskoye
Ber'ozovka
Ber'ozovskoje
Birilyussy
Biryusa
Bogotol
Bograd
Boguchany
Bol'shaya Ket
Bol'shaya Murta
Bol'shoy Uluy
Bol'šoj Porog
Borodino
Bryanka
Chadobets
Chibizhek
Chunoyar
Daurskoye
Divnogorsk
Dolgiy-Most
Dvorets
Dzerzhinskoye
Eniseĭsk
Filimonovo
Goltyavino
Goryachegorsk
Idrinskoye
Igarka
Ilanskiy
Irba
Irbeyskoye
Irkineyevo
Kamenka
Kandat
Kansk
Karabula
Karamysheva
Karatuzskoje
Kazachinskoye
Kezhma
Klimino
Kolmogorovo
Koma
Kordovo
Kova
Kozulka
Krasnoturansk
Krasnoyarsk ( 1628 - )
Kulakovo
Kuragino
Kuray
Kurbatovo
Lesosibirsk
Losinoborskaya
Magansk
Makovskoye
Manzya
Mazulskiy
Meletsk
Minusinsk
Mokrushinskoye
Motygino
Narva
Nazarovo
Nazimovo
Nikolayevka
Nizhniy Ingash
Nizhnyaya Poyma
Norilsk
Novochernorechenskiy
Novokamala
Novomariinka
Novoselovo
Novoyeniseysk
Olenya Rechka
Ovsyanka
Pamyati 13 Bortsov
Panovo
Partizanskoye
Pervomaysk
Pinchuga
Pirovskoye
Podkamennaya Tunguska
Podt'osovo
Pokateyeva
Predivinsk
Prokopyevo
Rassvet
Razdolinsk
Rybnoye
Salba
Severo-Yeniseyskiy
Shadrino
Shalinskoye
Sharypovo
Shila
Shushenskoye
Sizaya
Solomennikova
Sorokino
Sretenskoye
Strelka
Subbotino
Sukhoy-Pit
Surikova
Sym
Tajožnyj
Talovka
Taloye
Taseyevo
Tayna
Tinskoy
Troitsk
Trudnovo
Tugusha
Tukay
Turan
Turukhansk
Tyukhtet
Tyulyapsy
Ust'-Pit
Ust'-Usa
Ust-Kan
Ust-Kaytym
Ust-Kemchung
Ustye
Uyar
Uzhur
Vereshchagino
Verkhneimbatskoye
Verkhneusinskoye
Verkhniy Amyl
Verkhniy Kuzhebar
Verkhoturovo
Vorozheyka
Vyyezzhiy Log
Yalan
Yarkino
Yemelyanovo
Yeniseysk
Yermakovskoye
Yermolayevo
Yurokhta
Yuzhno-Aleksandrovka
Yuzhno-Yeniseyskiy
Zaimka
Zamsheva
Zaozernyy
Zhdanova
Zheleznogorsk
Zhukovka
Znamenka
Šl'uz-Mokr'aki
Šum
Republic
Khakasiya
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Krasnoyarsk Krai is a federal subject of Russia (a krai), with its administrative center in the city of Krasnoyarsk—the third-largest city in Siberia (after Novosibirsk and Omsk). Comprising half of the Siberian Federal District, Krasnoyarsk Krai is the largest krai in the Russian Federation, the second largest federal subject (after the neighboring Sakha Republic) and the third largest subnational governing body by area in the world, after Sakha and the Australian state of Western Australia. The krai covers an area of , which is nearly one quarter the size of the entire country of Canada (the next-largest country in the world after Russia), constituting roughly 13% of the Russian Federation's total area and containing a population of 2,828,187, or just under 2% of its population, per the 2010 Census.

History

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According to archaeologists, the first people reached Siberia circa 40,000 BCE. The grave-mounds and monuments of the Scythian culture in Krasnoyarsk Krai belong to the 7th century BCE and are ones of the oldest in Eurasia. A prince's grave, the Kurgan Arshan, discovered in 2001, is also located in the krai.

Russian settlement of the area (mostly by Cossacks) began in the 17th century. After the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway the Russian colonization of the area strongly increased.

During both the Tsarist and the Bolsheviks' times the territory of Krasnoyarsk Krai was used as a place of exile of political enemies. The first leaders of the Soviet state, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin were exiled to what is now the krai in 1897–1900 and 1903, respectively. In Stalin's era numerous Gulag camps were located in the region.

In 1822, the Yeniseysk Governorate was created with Krasnoyarsk as its administrative center that covered territory very similar to that of the current krai.

On June 30, 1908, in the basin of the Podkamennaya Tunguska River, there occurred a powerful explosion most likely to have been caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet fragment at an altitude of 5–10 kilometers (3–6 miles) above Earth's surface. The force of the explosion is estimated to be about 10–15 megatons. It flattened more than 2,000 square kilometers (500,000 acres) of pine forest and killed thousands of reindeer.

Krasnoyarsk Krai was created in 1934 after disaggregation of the West Siberian and East Siberian Krais and later included Taymyr and Evenk Autonomous Okrugs and Khakas Autonomous Oblast. In 1991, Khakassia separated from the krai and became a republic within the Russian Federation.

On January 1, 2007, following a referendum on the issue held on April 17, 2005, territories of Evenk and Taymyr Autonomous Okrugs were merged into the krai.

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