Magadan oblast is bordered by the Sea of Okhotsk to the east and southeast and by the Chukchi autonomous okrug to the north, Khabarovsk kray (territory) to the southwest, and Sakha republic to the west. Most of the oblast is rugged and mountainous, except for small patches of lowland along the Sea of Okhotsk. There is some poor-quality swampy forest, or taiga, of larch, fir, and birch, but most of the surface is tundra. The climate is severely Arctic.
Area 178,100 square miles (461,400 square km). Pop. (2006 est.) 171,569.
Population: 161,248 (2010 census)
Area: 462,464 square km (178,100 sq. miles)
Capital: Magadan (98,879), 7,110 km from Moscow
Geography: Magadan is located in the extreme northeastern part of Siberia and includes the Chukotka Autonomous District. It is situated on the Kolyma and Chutkotka uplands and the Anadyr Plateau. The Kolyma and Anadyr rivers flow through the region. Most of Magadan is covered in permafrost and tundra.
Urban population: 92%, Rural population: 8%
In addition, the region possesses the largest port in northeastern,