Russian statistics center Rosstat has published data on the population in the regions of Russia as of the beginning of 2019.
The rating of the most populated regions of the Russian Federation is expectedly headed by Moscow – 12.6 million people live in the Russian capital. At the same time, the number of residents of the city of federal significance increased by 123.8 thousand people over the past year.
The Moscow Region takes the second place (7.5 million inhabitants), Krasnodar Territory is third (5.6 million people).
The top five also includes St. Petersburg (5.3 million inhabitants), and the Sverdlovsk region (4.3 million people).
The least number of inhabitants was found in the Nenets Autonomous District – 43 thousand people. The slightly higher is the population of the Chukotka Autonomous Region, where 49 thousand people live.
The top five regions with the smallest population also included the Altai Republic (218 thousand inhabitants), the Jewish Autonomous Region (159 thousand people) and the Magadan Region (141 thousand people).
Totally 146.7 million people live in Russia as of the beginning of 2019.