Taimyrsky autonomous okrug is situated beyond the Polar Circle. It is washed by the Karskoe and the Laptev`s Seas.
The okrug borders on Evenksky autonomous okrug and Krasnoyarsky region in the south, on Yamalo-Nenetsky autonomous okrug in the south-west and the west, on the republic of Sakha in the east.
The okrug occupies the peninsula of Taimyr and the archipelago the Northern Land.
Main rivers are the rivers of the basin of the Enisei, the Pyasina, Taimyra. There are a lot of lakes.
The climate is arctic. There is permafrost in the okrug.
The okrug is divided into 3 districts, 1 town of okrug submission, 1 town settlement, 22 villages.
Centre of the okrug is the town of Dudinka. It was founded in 1951. Distance to Moscow is 6,403 km.