Tuesday, 4 October 2016

RUSSIA - KRASNOYARSK KRAI - Красноярский край

Krasnoyarsk Krai (RussianКрасноя́рский крайtr. Krasnoyarsky kray) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai), with its administrative center being the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, which is the third-largest city in Siberia (after Novosibirsk and Omsk). Krasnoyarsk Krai is the largest krai in the Russian Federation, the second largest federal subject (after the Sakha Republic), and the third largest subnational governing body by area in the world. The krai covers an area of 2,339,700 square kilometers (903,400 sq mi), which is nearly one quarter the size of the entire country of Canada (the next-largest country in the world after Russia), constituting roughly 13% of the Russian Federation's total area and containing a population of 2,828,187, or just under 2% of its population. (2010 Census).
The krai lies in the middle of Siberia, and occupies nearly half of the Siberian Federal District, almost splitting it in half, stretching 3,000 km from the Sayan Mountains in the south along the Yenisei River to the Taymyr Peninsula in the north. It borders (counting clockwise from the sea) the Sakha RepublicIrkutsk, the Tuva Republic, the Republic of Khakassia, and KemerovoTomsk, and Tyumen Oblasts, and the Kara Sea andLaptev Sea of the Arctic Ocean in the north.

These two perfectly postmarked covers sent by my good friend Evgeniya , lives in Kamchatka. She posted these covers during her visit in Krasnoyarsk. The covers posted on Auguat 04, 2016 and I received them on September 10, 2016. You can see a stamp on the first  cover written as ' Krasnoyarsk Krai' on the first from left side of the cover.Thank You Evgeniya for the perfect covers.

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