Get Ilimpiyskiy District essential facts below. View Videos or join the Ilimpiyskiy District discussion. Add Ilimpiyskiy District to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Ilimpiyskiy district was located in the north of the Evenk Autonomous Okrug. The total area of the district was 497,600 km2, roughly twice the size of Great Britain. Around one third of the district's territory lay to the north of the Arctic Circle. The administrative centre of the district, as well as of the former Evenk AO, was the town of Tura.
Due to Ilimpiyskiy district's vast expanses with around a third of its territory to the north of the Arctic Circle, the winter months can cause temperatures in the former district (including in Tura) to fall dramatically and reach temperatures as low as -60 °C.
The district contained the geographical center of Russia, located at Lake Vivi. It is marked by a 7-metre-tall monument which was created in August 1992.
Ilimpiyskiy district was founded, along with Baykitsky and Tungussko-Chunsky districts, on 3 August 1927, three years before Evenk AO was created. Upon the merger of Evenk AO and Krasnoyarsk Krai on 1 January 2007, Ilimpiyskiy district was abolished and now forms the northern area of Evenkiyskiy District.
The district contained 10 settlements, 1 of which is abandoned (postal codes in brackets):