Federal district

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Federal district Area in km² Total population Inhabitants per km²
Far East (6,215,900) 0(6,692,865) 0(1)
Northwest Russia 1,677,900 13,974,466 08th
Siberia (5,114,800) (20,062,938) 0(4)
Southern Russia (with Crimea) 0.442.920 15,689,400 35
North Caucasus 0.170,439 09,108,737 53
Ural 1,788,900 12,373,926 07th
Volga 1,038,000 31,154,744 30th
Central Russia 0.650,700 38,000,651 58
Russia as a whole (with Crimea) 17,101,4800 147.056.1310 08th
In November 2018, the Republic of Buryatia and the Transbaikalia Region moved
from the Siberian Federal District to the Far East Federal District.
This is not yet taken into account in the figures above.

The eight federal districts ( Russian Федеральный округ / Federalny okrug ) each comprise several federal subjects (i.e. administrative units) of the Russian Federation . The Crimea became part of the Southern Federal District.

However, the federal districts are not an additional or even the highest federal level in addition to or above the federal subjects, but an additional administrative structure: Each federal district is headed by a personal and authorized representative appointed by the President of the Russian Federation who has a control function the heads of the federal subjects (usually called governor or president) exercises.

The eight federal districts are presented in the article on the political structure of Russia in the general context. The incumbent political heads of the federal districts ("authorized representatives" of the president) are included in the list of governors of the Russian Federation .

Map of Russian districts, 2018-11-04.svg

    Southern Russia * - North Caucasus - Central Russia - Northwest Russia - Volga - Urals - Siberia - Far East * The accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation is controversial, now part of the Southern Federal District