Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra – is an independent entity of the federation with the population of 1,662,100, over 32,000, i.e. approximately 2% are representatives of indigenous minorities of the North: Khanty, Mansi, and Nenets, half of which maintain the traditional way of life. This is the largest region in terms of population, the area of which is classified as the Far North.
The area of Ugra is 534,800 km².
Ugra consists of 105 municipal entities. The district is divided into 9 areas, 13 urban districts, 26 urban settlements, and 57 rural settlements.
The administrative and territorial division of Ugra is based on the principles of historical distribution of the population, the location of producing companies in the areas of natural resource development, the efficiency of state regulation, local self-regulation, and the maximum use of the economic potential of the region.
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug is the leading entity of the Russian Federation in terms of industrial production, power generation, oil and gas production, and the amount of per capita investments in fixed assets.