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Administrative and territorial division

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Khabarovsk krai comprises 2 Urban districts (okrugs) and 17 Municipal districts, in whose territories there are 29 urban settlements and 427 rural-type settlements. The administrative center of the krai – the city of Khabarovsk - has also been a center of the Far-Eastern Federal District beginning from May of 2002. Khabarovsk krai is among the largest by size administrative and territorial entities of the Russian Federation; it is located in the central part of the Russian Far East. It borders on regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, and also the PRC.
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Urban district "the City of Khabarovsk"
Khabarovsk stretched along the Amur River for 50 kilometers. The largest economic, financial and transport center of the Far East with a population of more than 618 thousand people (2018), Khabarovsk is constantly updating and modernizing its appearance.
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Urban district "the City of Komsomolsk-on-Amur"
Today’s Komsomolsk is a large industrial, scientific and cultural center of the Far East, the fourth largest city in the Far Eastern Federal District. As of beginning of 2018 its population was 248.25 thousand of people, the occupied area is 325 square meters.
Khabarovsky municipal district
The Khabarovsky Municipal District is situated in the south-west of the Khabarovsk Krai and is composed of two separate parts: the right bank area of the Amur River adjoining the city of Khabarovsk, and the left bank area (northern part), comprising the basins of the Rivers Kur and Urmi.
Ulchsky municipal districts
The Ulchsky Municipal District occupies the territory of 39.1 thousand sq. m; stretches along the River Amur from north to south for 340 kilometers, and borders on Vaninsky and Komsomolsky districts in the southern part, Polina Osipenko district in the north-western part, and Nikolayevsky district in the northern part.
Tuguro-Chumikansky Municipal District
Exploration of this district begun in the XVII century, as far back as in 1653 the Udskoy ostrog was founded in the territory of the district, where the Russian Cossacks settled. Then there were attempts to colonize this Krai, Russian and Yukut displaced people were brought here, attempts to cultivate agriculture and cattle raising were taken. But the rough northern Krai, inhabited by half-wild aboriginal tribes, didn’t welcome migrants, and all the attempts to colonize it all the way to administrative measures application ultimately turned out to be non-effective. With time the Udskoy ostrog emptied, some Cossacks moved to Chumican, where they melted into aboriginal populations.
Solnechny municipal district
The Solnechny district was founded on the 23rd of March of 1977 by the Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR “On formation of the Solnechy district with the center in the urban-type settlement Solnechny”; it’s located in the central part of the Khabarovsk Krai and borders on the Polina Osipenko district in the north, the Ulchsky and Komsomolsky districts in the north-east, the Verkhne-Bureinsky district in the north-west.
Sovetsko-Gavansky municipal district
The Sovetsko-Gavansky Municipal District forms part of Khabarovsk Krai as an administrative and territorial unit. It lies on the south coast of Sovetskaya Gavan Bay, 866 km from the city of Khabarovsk.
Municipal district imeni Polini Osipenko
The Polina Osipenko Municipal District was founded in 1926; up to 1939, it was called Kerbinsky. It was renamed after the aviatress, the Hero of the Soviet Union, Polina Denisovna Osipenko, who made a continuous flight in 1938 on route “Moscow – the Far East”, which ended in the territory of this district.
Municipal district imeni Lazo
The Lazo Municipal District in contemporary borders is located in forest-steppe area south of Khabarovsk Krai, and borders on the Khabarovsky rural district along the river Chirki in the north, the Vyazemsky municipal district and the Primorsky Krai along the river Podkhorenok in the south, the People’s Republic of China along the river Ussury in the west. The length of the district from north to south is 280 km, from west to east - 260 km.
Okhotsky municipal district
The Okhotsky district is an administrative and territorial unit and municipal entity in Khabarovsk Krai. Its administrative center is Okhotsk, rural-type settlement.
Nikolayevsky municipal district
The Nikolayevsky district of the Khabarovsk Krai is an administrative unit of the Russian Federation. The district is located in the north-west part of the Khabarovsk Krai and borders on the Ulchsky district in the south, and the Tuguro-Chumikansky district in the west. In the north, it’s confined by the waters of the Okhotsk Sea, in the north-east –of Sakhalin Bay, in the east – of the Amur liman (estuary, firth), and in the south-east – of the Tatar Strait.
Nanaysky municipal district
Exploration of Priamurye by Russian migrants began in the second part of the XIX — beginning of the XX centuries. In those years the following settlements are made: Troitskoe (1859), Malmyzh (1860), Innokentyevka (1896), Slavyanka (1909), Sinda (1913). Founded in 1927 the Torgonsky and Bolonsky districts got merged three years later. A new administrative unit appeared on the map of the Khabarovsk Krai – the Nanaisky district.
Komsomolsky municipal district
The Komsomolsky district is located in the central part of the Khabarovsk Krai, occupying the right and the left bank area of the River Amur. In the north it borders on Solnechny district, in the east – Ulchsky, in the south-east – Vaninsky, in the south – Nanaisky, in the west – Amursky districts. This area belongs to the territories equivalent to the krais of the Extreme North.
Vyazemsky municipal district
The district center is the town of Vyazemsky (1951 – year of foundation), which lies 130 km south of Khabarovsk. The town stretches over the terraces of two small rivers, the 1st and the 2nd Sedmaya, close to their outlets to the Ussuri.
Verkhnebureinsky municipal district
The district was founded on the 14th of June of 1927 as “Verkhnebureinsky indigenous district of the Evenki people (the Tungus)” of the Far-Eastern Krai; several tribal councils were included in it. Chekunda settlement became the district center, in 1942 the center was moved to Sredny Urgal, and since 1953 it has been Chegdomyn. In August of 1948, due to Amursk Oblast becoming an independent entity, the district moved under direct submission to the Khabarovsk Krai.
Vaninsky municipal district
The Vaninsky district of the Khabarovsk Krai was founded in 1973. The territory of the district of 25 thousand sq. km lies on the seashore of the Tatar Strait between 49 and 51 degrees north latitude, and 138.5 and 141 degrees eastern longitude. The Vaninsky district is placed on two large tectonic faults, which indicates that the geological formation is not complete and the fertile soils are not available here.
Bikinsky municipal district
The residential community Bikin appeared in 1895 during the construction of the northern part of the railway, being Cossacks settlement of Bikinskaya stanitsa (village) district. In1933 hundreds of lumberjacks, stonemasons, carpenters, and masters arrived at Bikin. In the northern part of the town, where taiga and swamps used to be, they began constructing railroad hub. The military town, hospital, canteen № 4, city halls, comprehensive school № 23, nursery school were built here as well.
Ayano-Maysky municipal district
The Ayano-Maysky district is one of the remote northern districts of the Khabarovsk Krai; in spite of the huge spaces only 2421 people live here as of 01-01-2012, and density of the population is 0.014 people per square kilometer.
Amursky municipal district
The Amursky district is located in the central part of the Khabarovsk Krai; in the west and the south-east, it borders on Khabarovsky, in the north – with Komsomolsky, in the east – with Nanaisky districts of Khabarovsk Krai, in the south – with Smidovichesky district of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. It occupies a territory of 16 415.4 Along the rail road, the distance from the closest station Mylki (18 km from Amursk) to the regional center the city of Khabarovsk is 328 km.