East Siberian economic region

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East Siberian economic region
East Siberian economic region on the map of Russia
East Siberian economic region on the map of Russia

East Siberian economic region (Russian: Восто́чно-Сиби́рский экономи́ческий райо́н, Vostochno-Sibirsky ekonomichesky rayon) is one of twelve economic regions of Russia.

In this area of plateaus, mountains, and river basins, the major cities—Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, and Chita—are located along the Trans-Siberian Railroad. A branch line links Ulan-Ude with Mongolia and Beijing, China. There are hydroelectric stations at Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Irkutsk. Coal, gold, graphite, iron ore, aluminum ore, zinc, and lead are mined in the area, and livestock is raised. [1]


Federal subject Federal district
Buryat Republic Far Eastern Federal District
Irkutsk Oblast Siberian Federal District
Republic of Khakassia Siberian Federal District
Krasnoyarsk Krai Siberian Federal District
Tuva Republic Siberian Federal District
Zabaykalsky Krai Far Eastern Federal District

Socio-economic indicators[edit]

East SIberian economic region accounted for 4 per cent of the national GRP in 2008. This sparsely populated region between Europe and Asia has high wage levels and also a relatively large portion of employees in the new private sector. Productivity is also high by Russian standards.

It ranks especially low in the migration of people into the region and population change, and in the expectation of life to improve and evaluation of the national economy. [2]