Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Russia - Yamalo Nenets

Children of Yamalo Nenets Autonomous Okrug, a federal subject of Russia.

Sent by Natalya from Nadym, a in Yamalo Nenets, Russia.

This is from Wikipedia : Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russian: Яма́ло-Нене́цкий автоно́мный о́круг, Yamalo-Nenetsky Avtonomny Okrug; Nenets: Ямалы-Ненёцие’’ автономной ӈокрук), is a federal subject of Russia (an autonomous okrug of Tyumen Oblast). Its administrative center is the town of Salekhard. Population: 522,798 (2010 Census preliminary results).

The Nenets people are an indigenous tribe that have long survived in this region. Their prehistoric life involved subsistence hunting and gathering, including the taking of polar bears; the practice of hunting polar bears (Ursus maritimus) continues up to the present time.

Yamalo-Nenetsky Avtonomny Okrug is traversed by the northeasterly line of equal latitude and longitude.

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