OKATO ( ОКАТО, Общероссийский классификатор объектов административно - территориального деления ) is a key for the classification of administrative objects of the Russian Federation, similar to the key community in Germany.
With the OKATO key following objects are classified:
- Regions (Russian krai, pl. Kraja )
- Oblasts ( regions)
- Cities of Federation importance
- Autonomous oblasts
- Autonomous circuits
- Urban settlements
- Village soviet ( and its peers objects )
- Rural settlements (various types)
OKATO consists of three hierarchical levels.
Structure of the code names in the identification block, where optional parts are enclosed in parentheses, which are not written in the actual code:
Daurski village soviet of Sabaikal - Rajons in the Chita Oblast - 76,212,825 - the OKATO - code consists of:
- 76 (1st and 2nd digit ) - Chita Oblast;
- 2 ( 3 digit) - code for Rajon (middle level of the hierarchy );
- 12 (4th and 5th digit) - Sabaikal - Rajon;
- 8 ( digit 6) - Code for village soviet (lower level of the hierarchy );
- 25 ( 7th and 8th digit ) - Daurski village Soviet.