Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg). Former name Sverdlovsk (1924-1991)
Kurgan Region, Sverdlovsk Region, Tyumen Region, Chelyabinsk Region.
Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Kurgan, Surgut, Nizhnevartovsk, New Urengoy, Izhevsk, Nizhny Tagil, Magnitogorsk, Kurgan, Serov, Zlatoust, Miass, Sterlitamak, Salavat, Pervouralsk, Kamensk-Uralsky, Orsk, Lisva, Kizel. Cities of neighbor regions: Perm, Berezniki, Ufa, Orenburg
The head of the Ural Federal District:
the plenipotentiary of the President of Russia (Nikolai Vinnichenko)
Government structure of the Ural Federal District
The plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in Federal District is an official, who represents the President of Russia within the Ural Federal District, where he ensures the implementation of constitutional authorities of the Head of State.
According to the functions, the plenipotentiary is a federal statesman and a member of the administration of the President of Russia. The President of Russian Federation appoints plenipotentiary. The plenipotentiary is subordinate to the President of Russia. The residence of the plenipotentiary is in the center of Federal District (in Ekaterinburg).
The territory of the Urals Federal District is larger than territories of Germany, France, Great Britain and Spain taken together.
Urals' population density is 6,8 persons per square kilometre (cf: 8.5 persons per square kilometre in Russia) The central and southern parts of the federal district are more densely populated, there population density makes up 42 persons per square kilometre. This can be explained by geographical position peculiarities of the regions and industrial production structure.
Sverdlovsk Region and Chelyabinsk Region are more urbanized in comparing with other regions.
the Ural is inhabited with people of different nationalities. The biggest part of population is presented by Russians (73%). The major ethnic minorities are Tartars (9,1%), Bashkirs (6,2%), Udmurts (2,6%), Ukrainians (2,3%), Komi-Permyaks ( 0,7%), Chuvash (0,7%), Kazakhs (0,6%), Maris (0,6%), Mordva (0,4%), Belarusians (0,2%) and other ethnic minorities.