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Urban-type settlement
Federal district far East
region Chukchi Autonomous Okrug
Rajon Providenia
Founded 1937
Urban-type settlement since 1946
population 1970 inhabitants
(as of Oct. 14, 2010)
Time zone UTC + 12
Telephone code (+7) 42735
Post Code 689250-689251
License Plate 87
OKATO 77 220 551
Geographical location
Coordinates 64 ° 26 '  N , 173 ° 14'  W Coordinates: 64 ° 25 '30 "  N , 173 ° 13' 30"  W
Providenia (Russia)
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Situation in Russia
Prowidenija (Chukchi Autonomous Okrug)
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Location in the Chukchi Autonomous Okrug
Prowidenija (Chukotka),
port of departure in the Russian Arctic

Prowidenija ( Russian Провиде́ния ) is an urban-type settlement with 1970 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010) in the northeastern part of the Chukchi Autonomous Okrug in the far east of Russia .


The settlement is located on a fjord on the Bering Strait not far from the date line . It is the administrative center of the Prowideniya Rajons of the same name .

A large part of the population are Yupik , members of an Eskimo tribe .


The climate is arctic, although the winters are not so severe due to the coastal location.


The planned construction of a settlement began in 1937 after a storage area had been created at the natural harbor as early as 1928 . It was named after the bay of the same name, Russian for Providence . On May 10, 1946, urban-type settlement status was granted.

In the Soviet era , Prowidenija was a mainly military port, which was protected from the open Bering Strait by its location on the fjord.

After the end of the Cold War , there was some economic boom through tourism from nearby Alaska . Prowidenija became publicly known through the "Friendship Flight" in December 1988, when an American airline ( Alaska Airlines ) flew to the Russian city for the first time .

Population development

year Residents
1959 4840
1970 6586
1979 4643
1989 5432
2002 2723
2010 1970

Note: census data

Culture and sights

There is a museum of history and culture of Chukotka in Providenia .

Economy and Infrastructure

Prowidenija has a sea port and the small Buchta Prowidenija airport ( Prowidenija Bay , IATA code PVS ) is three kilometers away . From 2018, the region is expected to energy and heat by the floating nuclear power plant -Schiff Akademik Lomonosov are supplied.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Čislennostʹ naselenija gorodskich naselennych dotov, selʹskich naselennych dotov po Čukotskomu avtonomnomu okrugu. (Population of urban settlements, rural settlements in the Chukchi Autonomous Okrug.) Download from the website of the Chukchi Autonomous Okrug of the Federal Service of State Statistics of the Russian Federation
  2. Floating nuclear power plant on the way to the Arctic. In: Handelsblatt , April 30, 2018.

Web links

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