Kamchatka Krai

Kamchatka Krai

Infobox Russian federal subject
EnglishName=Kamchatka Krai
RussianName=Камчатский край


AdmCtrOrCapital=Administrative center
FoundationDate=July 1, 2007
PoliticalStatusLink=Krais of Russia
FederalDistrict=Far Eastern
EconomicRegion=Far Eastern
HeadTitle=Governor of Kamchatka Krai
Governor of Koryak Autonomous Okrug
HeadName=Alexey Kuzmitsky
Oleg Kozhemyako ("during transitional period")
Legislature=Council of People's Deputies of Kamchatka Oblast
Duma of Koryak Autonomous Okrug ("during transitional period")
ConstitutionName=Charter of Kamchatka Oblast
Charter of Koryak Autonomous Okrug ("during transitional period")

Kamchatka Krai ( _ru. Камча́тский край) is a federal subject of Russia. It is a krai formed July 1, 2007 as a result of the merger [ [http://en.rian.ru/russia/20070701/68118900.html RIA Novosti - Russia - Two Far Eastern regions merge to form Kamchatka Territory ] ] of Kamchatka Oblast and Koryak Autonomous Okrug, after a referendum held on the issue on October 23, 2005. The administrative centre is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The okrug retains the status of an administrative division of the krai under the name of Koryak Okrug.

The krai will exist in the transitional state until the the krai's legislative body (Legislative Assembly of Kamchatka Krai) is formed—or until December 31, 2008, whichever comes first. During the transitional period, the Council of People's Deputies of the former oblast and the Duma of the okrug would legislate in the krai.

The merger united the Russian Federation's constituent parts on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The krai is a part of the country's Far Eastern Federal District.

Administrative divisions


Vital Statistics for 2007: [http://www.gks.ru]

*Births: 3,931 (11.32 per 1000, 11.36 for Urban areas & 11.20 for Rural areas).
*Deaths: 3,863 (11.13 per 1000, 10.49 for Urban areas & 13.63 for Rural areas).
*Natural Growth Rate: +0.02% per year (+0.09% for Urban areas & -0.24% for Rural areas).

After nearly two decades, Kamchatka recorded a net natural population growth instead of decline in 2007. However in first half of 2008, the trend was reversed and population decline was observed again, partly due to increased mortality rate among the rural population.


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