Taymyria (Таймырский автономный округ) is an autonomous district (okrug) of Krasnoyarsk Krai in the Russian Federation. It is named after the Taymyr Peninsula. It is also called Dolgan-Nenets Autonomous District (Долгано-Ненецкий автономный округ), by the name of the indigenous people, Dolgan s and Nenetses.
With an area of 862,100 km² (ranked 4th) and a population of slightly less than 40,000 (2002 census), Taymyria is one of the least densely populated areas of Russia. Dudinka, with more than half of Taymyria's inhabitants, is the administrative centre.
Taymyria Autonomous District consists of the following districts (Russian: районы):
- Diksonsky (Диксонский)
- Khatangsky (Хатангский)
- Ust-Yeniseysky (Усть-Енисейский)
Last updated: 02-08-2005 15:52:40