Sakha Republic Seen From Space Sentinel-2

By Keith Cowing
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April 23, 2023
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Sakha Republic Seen From Space Sentinel-2
Sakha Republic, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia (71.6°N 133.4°E), 23 Apr 2023

Sakha, officially the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), is the largest republic of Russia, located in the Russian Far East, along the Arctic Ocean, with a population of roughly 1 million.

Sakha was first home to hunting-gathering and reindeer herding Tungusic and Paleosiberian peoples such as the Evenks and Yukaghir. Migrating from the area around Lake Baikal, the Turkic Sakha people first settled along the middle Lena river sometime between the 9th and 16th centuries, likely in several waves, bringing the pastoral economic system of Central Asia with them.

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