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      submit



    Nenets Autonomous Area

Cities of the region

Map
Getting around

TAGS:
Russian tourism  Graphic Art  Valdai lake  Russian Cinema  Russian entrepreneurs  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian scientists  Russian visa  Krasnoyarsk Territory  Nanotechnologies  Events in St. Petersburg  Nizhny Novgorod Region  Vladivostok  Russian economy  Awards  Arkhangelsk  St. Petersburg  Ukok Plateau   South Stream  Solovki  oil prices  Space Exploration  Borislav Brondukov  Pavlovsk  Russian restaurants   Russian Monuments  Russian credit cards  Ukraine crisis  Gazprom  migration in Russia  Komi Republic  Vladimir Potapov   health  Sergey Magnitsky Law  Mikhail Bulgakov  Spacecrafts  Moscow planetarium  MSU  Exhibitions in Moscow  Pechora  Russian business  Moscow Architecture  Boxing  Nyagan  Russian science  Yevgeni Mironov  Republic of North Ossetia-Alania  Eurovision  The Hermitage  Moscow 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites