Chukotka Autonomous Okrug As Seen From Space

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
May 6, 2023
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Chukotka Autonomous Okrug As Seen From Space
Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia (68.0°N 174.7°E), 26 Apr 2023

The autonomous okrug covers an area of over 737,700 square kilometers (284,800 sq mi), and is the seventh-largest federal subject in Russia, although it has a population of only 50,526.

Chukotka is the second-least-populated federal subject, and the least densely populated federal subject in Russia. The region is the northeasternmost region of Russia, and since the Alaska Purchase in 1867, it has been the only part of Russia lying partially in the Western Hemisphere.

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