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Eldikan – settlement in the Ust-Maisky ulus (district) of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the center of the municipality of the same name. It is located on the east bank of the Aldan River, 64 km northeast of the ulus center of Ust-Maya and 400 km to the southeast of the capital of the republic, Yakutsk. Based on its geographical position, it is practically the center of the Ust-Maisky ulus.

Geographical coordinates – 60° 46′ 30.04″ N, 135° 08′ 55.29″ E.

Height above sea level (Kronstadt marks) according to the Eldikan geodetic tower is 166 m.

The critical water level in the Aldan River near the settlement is 1,515 cm.

Local time – UTC+9:00

Eldikan on a map


Weather in Eldikan


Eldikan is the second most populous settlement in the Ust-Maisky ulus.

1,035 people (January 1, 2023). In the census of 1970 the population was 3,353 people.


The settlement was founded in 1939, it was built in 1941 as a river pier. It was classified as a workers settlement in 1948.

From 1948 to 1953, Eldikan was the administrative center of the industrial Allah-Yun region of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

Economy and culture

In settlement – river quay, motor transportation management, mechanical service workshops. There is a community centre, a high school, government offices of public health, trade and communal services.

Connection with an external world

The postal code (index) – 678623

Telephone code – +7 41141 xxxxx

Administrative-territorial structure

8-th KM – rural settlement in the territory subordinated to administration of Eldikan of the Ust-Maisky ulus. It is located on the east bank of the river Aldan, 56 km to the northeast of the ulus centre of Ust-Maya, distance to Eldikan is 8 km. It was established in 1941. According to the data of local administration for January 1, 2001 here lived 15 people. Currently, the village is without people. Previously, there was an operational-maintenance section of the river shipping company, government offices of public health services and trade.

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