List of administrative and municipal divisions of the Republic of Adygea

List Of Administrative And Municipal Divisions Of The Republic Of Adygea

List of administrative and municipal divisions of the Republic of Adygea

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The Republic of Adygea, an enclave within Krasnodar Krai located at the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, is a federal subject of Russia. It was originally established in 1922 as the Cherkess Autonomous Oblast within the Russian SFSR for the Adyghe (Circassian) majority that lived in the area. As of the 2002 Census, Adyghe people accounted for 24.2% of the republic's population (118,115 people), while Russians accounted for the majority 64.5% (288,280 people).

Since establishing and maintaining the structure of the administrative divisions of the federal subjects is not explicitly specified in the Constitution of Russia as the responsibility of the federal government, this task falls within the scope of the responsibilities of the Republic of Adygea itself. Changes of the administrative-territorial structure of the Republic are authorized by the State Assembly .

The republic's administrative divisions remained largely unchanged from the structure used during the Soviet era, with the notable exception of selsoviets—a low-level administrative unit type...
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