Friday, 5 August 2016

RUSSIA - Kamchatka Krai / Камчатский край

Kamchatka Krai (Russian: Камча́тский край, Kamchatsky kray) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai). It was formed on July 1, 2007, as a result of the merger of Kamchatka Oblast and Koryak Autonomous Okrug, based on the voting in a referendum on the issue on October 23, 2005.
The krai's administrative center is the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The okrug retains the status of a special administrative division of the krai, under the name of Koryak Okrug. As of the 2010 Census, the population of the krai was 322,079.

These two beautiful covers sent by my good friend Lopina from Kamchatka Krai. The covers posted on July 01, 2016 and I received them on August 04, 2016. You can see a stamp on the second cover written as ' Kamchatka Oblast' on the second left side of the cover. Previously Kamchatka was an Oblast, now it is merged with Koryak Oblast and created Kamchatka Krai. I wish to collect all the regions from Russia in the similar ways with 'Regions of Russia' series stamps. Thank You Lopina for the nice covers from Kamchatka region. 

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