Add to favorite
 

russian visa
    Nenets Autonomous Area

The Nenets Autonomous Area was formed on July 15, 1929. The Area is situated at the north of the East European Plain and is a tough place to live, since its territories are mainly located behind the Arctic Polar Circle. The Area includes several islands and the Kanin peninsula, and its shores are washed by the White, Barents, Pechora and Kara seas of the Arctic Ocean.

The Nenets Autonomous Area is mainly plain with minor elevations. Territories are covered with tundra and taiga vegetation. The climate is very severe with low temperatures throughout the year and permafrost. Lands, which belong to the Area, are covered with a dense network of small rivers, with Pechora being the largest of them, and shallow lakes, which often are connected with each other.

Natural dwellers of these territories are not very abundant, with rodents being the most often met mammals. First human settlements appeared in the area about 8 thousand years before Christ during Paleolithic era. Archeologists unearthed many sites of the Bronze age, which date back to 2-1 thousand years BC. During 5th centuries of modern era the territories were inhabited by tribes, which ethnic background is still a mystery for scientists. Russians called them pechera, and Nenets name for these people was sirtya. Mystarious people had left several sites, which are now extremely valuable for archeologists.

Nenets people have migrated to these territories from lower course of the river Ob migration happened in the beginning of the second millennium AD. At nearly the same time Russians from Novgorod started colonization of north-eastern territories of the European Russia. Russian chronicles mention that in the 9th century people of Pechora and Yugra were governed by Dukes of Kiev, who levied tribute from local population.

In 2002 population census revealed about 42 000 people living in the Area. Nenets Autonomous Area has one city and one urban-type settlement, with all other settlements being villages.

READ ARTICLES ABOUT RUSSIAN ARCTIC...

Booking.com


Tags: Russian tourism Russian regions Nenets Autonomous Area Russian history Arctic 


Region:


City:






Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

-8

search on the map

    Nenets Autonomous Area

Cities of the region

Map
Getting around

TAGS:
Archeology  Ina Fraiquin  Russian Cinema  Femco  Cancer  Alexei German  Lipetsk Region  Yakutsk  Russian tourism  Alexei Batalov  Arsky Kamen  Russian history  Russian Automobile market   Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Visa   Russian Railways  Neurotheatre  Vagai island  Haval SUV   Moscow  Petersburg events  Russian Literature  Orest Kiprensky  Street Art  Russian exhibitions  Russian business  Kaliningrad  Leo Tolstoy  Dno  National Museum Of Chechnya  Russian oil companies  Russian Muslims  St. Petersburg  Monuments  Yegoryevsk  Moscow Region  FIFA World Cup   Theatre Festivals  Film Archives  ENEA  Sweets  tower  Exhibitions in Moscow  Armour  Chukotka  Roman Abramovich  Moscow State University  Inventions by Russian Scientists  music  Russian circus 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites