Southern Administrative Okrug

For other entities called "Southern" or "Yuzhny Okrug", see Yuzhny Okrug.
Southern Administrative Okrug
Южный административный округ
Administrative okrug

Prefecture building of Southern Administrative Okrug

Prefecture building of Southern Administrative Okrug


Coat of arms

Southern Administrative Okrug in Moscow
Coordinates: RU 55°38′N 37°40′E / 55.633°N 37.667°E / 55.633; 37.667Coordinates: RU 55°38′N 37°40′E / 55.633°N 37.667°E / 55.633; 37.667
Country Russia
Federal city Moscow
Districts[1] 16[2]
  Prefect Alexey Chelyshev
  Total 132 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)[3]
  Total 1,716,808

Southern Administrative Okrug (Russian: Ю́жный администрати́вный о́круг, Yuzhny administrativny okrug), or Yuzhny Administrative Okrug, is one of the twelve high-level territorial divisions (administrative okrugs) of the federal city of Moscow, Russia.[1] As of the 2010 Census, its population was 1,716,808,[3] up from 1,593,065 recorded during the 2002 Census.[2]


The territory that comprises modern Southern Administrative Okrug attracted settlers from time immemorial, even in spite of the fact that it had historically been an unsafe area. In order to protect the borders, powerful monasteries were built. The first one was the Danilov Monastery, founded in 1271 by Prince Daniel of Moscow.

In 1593, the Donskoy Monastery was established to commemorate the victory over Khan Kazi-Girey. Villages appeared and grew near the monastery. Kolomna was one of the first villages to appear in the area. Urban development of the area began in the 16th–17th centuries, at which time the Kolomenskoye architectural ensemble was also built. The Ascension Church in particular is listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.[4]

The Ascension Church in the Kolomenskoye Museum Reserve

Territorial divisions

The administrative okrug comprises the following sixteen districts:[2]




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