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Velsky District

General information

48 388 people
Total area
10100 hectares
Date of formation
2006 year


Road Transport

The federal public highway M-8 “Kholmogory”, as well as 49 regional highways, passes through the district. The longest "Dolmatovo-Nyandoma-Kargopol-Pudozh", "Konosha-Velsk", "Velsk-Khozmino-Shabanovo-Komsomolsky", "Velsk-Shangaly" and others. Transport accessibility of sales markets: Moscow - 750 km, St. Petersburg - 900 km, Vologda - 260 km, Arkhangelsk - 515 km, Yaroslavl - 460 km, Veliky Ustyug - 360 km, Petrozavodsk - 780 km.

Total length of roads located on the territory, km;


Federal highway M-8 "Moscow - Arkhangelsk", km; 6 bridges and 2 overpasses on the highway


Regional or inter-municipal roads, km and 33 bridges

Roads of the Velsky municipal district, km
Roads of the urban settlement "Velskoe", km
Roads of the urban settlement "Kuloiskoe", km

Rail Transport

Velsk is a large railway station in the Arkhangelsk region. The distance from the Yaroslavsky railway station in Moscow is 822 km. On the territory of the Velsky District, the railway line of the Northern Railway Branch of the Russian Railways was laid. There are three goods and cargo stations - Velsk, Kuloi and Vaga. The main receipt of goods by rail is carried out through the Velsk station, located at 820 km. Solvychegodsky direction.

Air Transport

There is an airport in the area, which is used for the needs of small aircraft. Now the runway, taxiways and apron have been put into operation at the Velsk airport, lighting equipment is functioning. Regular flights have opened on the Arkhangelsk - Velsk - Vologda route. For the transportation of passengers, L-410 aircraft are used, capable of carrying up to 19 people, flights are carried out twice a week.


Mineral Reserve Base

Peat, carbonate rocks, building materials (sands, sand-gravel mixture, clay).

Land and Forest Resources


Agricultural land, ha

Lands of settlements, ha
Lands for industry, transport, communications, radio broadcasting, television, informatics and space support, energy, defense and other purposes, ha
Forest lands, ha
Water fund lands, ha
Reserve land, ha

Water Resources

The Velsk region lies in the basin of the Vagi River (a tributary of the Northern Dvina River of the first order) in its upper reaches. Rivers and streams flowing into it form a dense river network, the nature and structure of which is determined everywhere by excessive moisture and flat relief. The largest rivers in the region are tributaries of the Vaga of the first and second order: Vel, Ustya, Kokshenga, Kuloi, Pezhma, Churga, Puya, etc.

The lakes in the region are small both in area and in depth and are scattered throughout the territory. In total, there are 938 lakes with an area of ​​over 1 hectare in the district. The largest of them are Kholmskoye, Verkhopuyskoye, Poponavolotskoye

Economic Indicators

The volume of investments in fixed assets (excluding small businesses) in January – December 2019, million rubles
Average monthly wages of employees of organizations (excluding small businesses) for January-December 2019, rubles

Mainstays of the economy

Timber industry
Food industry


Investment passport of the municipal entity
Single Window System for investors
Investment projects and proposals
Investment sites and their passports
Council for the improvement of investment climate
Laws and regulations in the sphere of investment and entrepreneurship activity


First Deputy head – Deputy head for investment policy
165150, Russia, Arkhangelsk Region, Velsk, Sovetskaya Street, 52/15
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