Abansky district
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Abansky district
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Abansky district
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Abansky district
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Abansky district
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Abansky district


Abansky district
Abansky district

Administrative center: settlement of Aban.
Population: 24,659 inhabitants .
Dialing code: 8(39163).


Abansky district is located in the east of Krasnoyarsk Krai on the border with Irkutsk oblast. Most of its territory is covered with forests, which, according to legend, have lakes (that look like “eyes”) with healing water and mud.

The most attractive district’s lakes to visit are Abanskiye, Apanskiye, and Plakhino and Holentey that are famous for their healing mud. There are many hot springs. The Biryusa River (Ona) with its many riffles and rapids is quite popular among water tourists and anglers. We also recommend you to visit the website of local history museum to find all necessary information on interesting sites of the district (http://abanchudo.blogspot.ru/).

Biryusa riverbanks were inhabited by such nomadic tribes as Evenki and Asany until the middle of the 18th century. They gave the names of the local natural objects and localities. Aban can be translated from Asan language as a backwater district ("Medvezhiy Ugol"), Plakhino comes from Evenk word "plahan" which means a place for bargaining. Archaeologists have found traces of even more ancient inhabitants’ life of Central Siberia in the Paleolithic era on the riverbanks of Biryusa and in its caves.


The first Russian farmers and hunters appeared here at the beginning of the 18th century. However, mass settlement began only in the 1920s after the Civil War. Abansky town was part of the Taseyevskaya republic then. Kappel’s army was retreating through its territory. There are stelae and monuments in district’s localities, which are dedicated to those battles.

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