Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug or Yamalia was established as an administrative entity on December 10, 1930. The administrative center of the autonomous okrug is the town of Salekhard. Two other large towns are Novy Urengoy (about 120,000 inhabitants) and Noyabrsk (about 105,000).

Yamalia is the land of untouched nature where flora & fauna are closely intertwisted with the traditions of indigenous peoples. This is one of the few places where people can feel the unity with nature. Endless ices, the northern lights and the white nights…but summer comes too; birds coming back home with their cackling they fill the countryside, deer bask in the green grass and valleys covered with berries.