Susumansky District

The Sussumanski rayon (Russian Сусуманский район ) is a Rajon Oblast Magadan in north-east Russia. Administrative center is the city Sussuman.

  • 2.1 Population
  • 2.2 Administrative divisions


The area of ​​the Rajons is almost three times as large as that of Thuringia with 46.8 thousand km ². It is located at the latitude of Trondheim and just east of Japan.

Neighboring areas

The Sussumanski rayon is situated in the northwest of the Oblast. In the northwest it borders on the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia ), to the east and south by three Rajons Oblast Magadan, from east to west the Srednekanski rayon ( Среднеканский район ), the Jagodninski rayon ( Ягоднинский район ) and the Tenkinski rayon ( Тенькинский район ).

Relief and rivers

The Rajon two parts of the catchment area of the Arctic Ocean incoming Kolyma, on the one hand that the source flux Ajan - Jurjach ( Аян - Юрях ) with the Mjaundscha ( Мяунджа ) and left tributaries of the upper reaches, on the other hand, the headwaters of the left tributaries of the Kolyma means run Popovka ( Поповка ) and Jassatschnaja ( Ясачная ). The Sussumanski rajon thus lies north-west of the Continental Divide, but southeast of the highest mountains in the region. The western Rajongrenze forms the eastern end of the Verkhoyansk Mountains, the northern border of the Tscherskigebirge, the eastern border of the southern end of the Kolymagebirges.


In the Stalin era, there were numerous labor camps in Rajon. The forced laborers were used, among other things, in gold mines.


As in many areas in the Russian Far East, the population has decreased dramatically since 1990:

Administrative divisions

Since the administrative reform in 2006 ( with later amendments), the Rajon divided into three boroughs ( gorodskoje posselenije ), and a rural municipality ( selskoje posselenije ), which together comprise only six villages. Other villages are situated on municipal Wi area ( meschselennaja Territorija ) and the Rajonverwaltung report directly. Some of these places (some settlements of urban type ), however, were given de facto or formal, as well as others since the 1990s.

In the following table each the German transcription, the Latin transliteration and Cyrillic original spelling: