The Sakha Republic is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). Its population mainly consists of ethnic Yakuts and Russians. Comprising half of the Far Eastern Federal District, it is the largest subnational governing body by area in the world at 3,103,200 km2 (1,198,200 sq mi) (just smaller than India which covers an area of 3,287,240 km2). It has a population of fewer than one million inhabitants. Its capital is Yakutsk.