Subject. This article explores the changes in the region's rural settlement system driven by certain transformations in agriculture. Objectives. The article aims to assess the impact of the transformations in agricultural production of the Amur Oblast on the settlement structure of the Far Eastern agricultural region. Methods. For the study, we used the methods of logical, comparative, and statistical analyses, and typology. A set of spatial development theories is the methodological basis of the study. Results. The article presents a database that helps understand the history of agricultural settlements of the area, as well as demographic processes and trends differentiation. Conclusions. The mechanisms to stabilize the area's population should be used alongside with spatial development policies that are in line with the development of agricultural settlements.
Keywords: agriculture, rural settlements, population density, migration, personal subsidiary plot
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