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Altai Territory

Karlin Aleksandr Bogdanovich

  • NationRussian Federation
  • Government NameAltai Territory
  • GovernorViktor Tomenko

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Coat of arms

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History

  • 1915: By the end of the 19th century the Siberian railroad had been built, that crossed a part of the Altai territory and by 1915 the Altai railroad had been completed, that connected Barnaul and Semipalatinsk.
  • July 1917: The Altai province was founded in July, 1917 with Barnaul as a capital. This province existed till 1925.
  • 1925~1937: From 1925 till 1937 the territory of Altai was a part of West – Siberian territory.
  • 1937: The Altai territory was founded

Topographic Feature and Characteristics

  • The Altai territory belongs to two landscape types: West – Siberian Plain and Altai – Sayan Mountains. The mountain part spreads to the plain part in the east and south. Almost all landscape areas of Russia are present in the Altai territory - steppe and forest steppe, taiga, mountains and reach river ecosystems. In the west part it borders on Eastern Kazakhstan, in the north and south – east it borders with Novosibirskaya and Kemerovskaya oblasts, in the south – east part it borders with the Altai republic. The total are of the Altai territory is 167,85 thousand square kilometers. The length from west to east is 600 kilometers, from north to south 400 kilometers. Time difference with Moscow is 3 hours. Air length from Barnaul to Moscow comprises 3600 kilometers.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 167,996㎢
  • Location : Altai Region is located in the south-east of West Siberia at the border of continental Asia 3600 km from Moscow. Its territory is 168 000 km², it takes the 24th place in the Russian Federation and the 10th place in Siberian Federal District. In the north Altai Region borders on Novosibirsk region, in the east - Kemerovo region, the south-eastern border is with the Republic of Altai, in the south-west and west the state border with Kazakhstan , its length is 843,6 km.
  • Climate : The climate is temperate continental; it is formed as a result of frequent changes of air masses coming from the Atlantic, Arctic, Eastern Siberia and Central Asia. Average temperatures are favorable, 0.5-2.1°C. Average maximum of high temperatures in July is 26-28°C; low temperatures reach 40-41°C. Average minimum of low temperatures in January is 20-24°C; absolute winter minimum is -50-55°C. Frost-free period lasts about 120 days. The most dry and hot is the western flat part of the region.
Water resources
  • The main rivers are the Ob, the Biya, the Katun, the Aley, and the Charysh. The main waterway of the region is the Ob; its length within the region is 493 km, the river is formed by the confluence of the Biya and Katun.
Population
  • Population : 2,390,638 (January 2014)
  • Population density : 14.2 /km²
Tourist Attractions
  • Teletskoe Lake, the main spa resort and Siberian ski resort of the Altai region - Belokurikha, special economic area for tourism and recreation “Sky blue Katun”, gambling area “Siberi¬an Coin”.

Economic Status

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Economy(2010)
  • GRDP: 396,6 bn RUB (2013)
  • Per capita GRDP: 166, 050 RUB (2013)
Industry and products
  • Modern structure of industry is characterized by high percentage of manufacturing industries. The leading industries are food processing, engineering products (car-, boiler-, diesel-engine, agricultural machinery, and electrical equipment), production of coke, rubber and plastic products and chemical industry. Altai Region is one of the largest food producers in Russia. In 2008 it took the 1st place in the country in production of cheese and flour, 2nd place - in production of oil and pasta. Altai Region is the only region from the Urals to the Far East, which produces sugar beets;

Others

  • Contact: The Altai territory Administration Apparatus
  • Address : 656035, Russia, Altai territory, Barnaul, Lenina street 59
  • Tel.:+7 (3852) 36-38-63
  • E-mail: +7 (3852) 36-38-63
  • Official Website : http://www.altairegion22.ru, http://ved22.ru