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          Yamalia … The faraway land of Russia’s Extreme North attracts tourists, scientists and ordinary people from all over the world with the severity of climate and grandeur of nature. It is a unique place where traditions of indigenous people are closely intertwined with the achievements of modern science. In spite of harsh weather conditions, the aborigines always show warm hospitality to strangers. Despite the reticence of Polar sun, the land of Yamalia makes people stare at the generosity of Northern nature, miraculous whiteness of winter days and fanciful tints of autumn.



    The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region is one of the largest territorial entities of the Russian Federation.

  • On December, 10, 1930, the region was formed as a part of Ural District. Later, it was a part of Ob-Irtysh and Omsk districts, on August 14, 1944, it became a part of Tyumen region.

  • In 1977, the region received the status of autonomous region (okrug), since 1992, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region became a full-right part of the Russian Federation.

  • Nowadays, Yamal is a stably and dynamically developing area both in Russia and on the international arena. It is an active participant of international organisations, initiator and co-organisator of many international projects and programs.

The region is situated in the Arctic zone of West-Siberian plain, in the center of Russia’s Extreme North.

The population of the region is about 534 299 (2016), land area - 769,250 sq. km.

The administrative center is Salekhard, the city located on the Arctic Circle.

The northernmost point of the continental part of the Yamal is situated at 73°30’N and 800 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, which is completely consonant with its toponym “Yamal”– the back of beyond (the Nenets name of the Peninsula).