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Koryakia is an autonomous district of Kamchatka Oblast in the Russian Federation. With a population of 25,157, about half of them Koryaks, it has the second smallest population of all Russian federal subjects, despite being ranked 19th in size, at 301,500 km².
The administrative center of Koryakia is an urban settlement Palana (Палана).
Koryakia consists of the following districts (Russian: районов):
- Karaginsky (Карагинский)
- Olyutorsky (Олюторский)
- Penzhinsky (Пенжинский)
- Tigilsky (Тигильский)
Population (2002): 25,157
Ethnic groups: Of the 25,157 residents (as of the 2002 census) 195 (0.8%) chose not to specify their ethnic background. Of the rest, residents identified themselves as belonging to 61 ethnic groups, including 12,719 ethnic Russians (50.5%), 6,710 Koryaks (26.6%), 1,412 Chukchis (5.6%), 1,181 Itelmens (4.7%), 1,029 Ukrainians (4.08%), 751 Evens (2.9%), 216 Tatars (0.86%), 142 Belarusians (0.56%), 132 Kamchadals (0.52%) and so on.
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