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Velsky District

General information

Population
49 000 people
Total area
10100 hectares
Date of formation
2006 year

Accessibility

Road Transport

1475.6

The combined total length of roads within the territory, km

104.3

Federal motorway M8 Kholmogory (Moscow – Arkhangelsk), km

568.7

Regional and inter-municipal motorways, km

802.6

Local motorways, km

Rail Transport

Throughout the territory of the district lies a railroad of the Northern Railway (subsidiary of the Open Joint Stock Company Russian Railways), which links Moscow and Vorkuta. In the district, there are three cargo railway stations – Velsk, Kuloy and Vaga. The main delivery of goods by railway transport is performed via Velsk Station located at the 820 km of the road to Solvychegodsk.

Air Transport

The district has an airport used for small aircrafts. In the year of 2018, it is planned to commence renovation of the airport.

Transport accessibility of the markets: Moscow – 750 km, St Petersburg – 900 km, Yaroslavl – 460 km, Veliky Ustyug – 360 km, Petrozavodsk – 780 km.

Resources

Mineral Reserve Base

Peat, carbonates, constructional materials (sands, sand and gravel mix, clays).

Land and Forest Resources

1 005.6

The total area of the land fund, thousand hectares

210.50

The area of farmlands, thousand hectares

772.50

The area of the lands of the forest fund, thousand hectares

1144.2

Allowable cut, thousand cubic metres

Water Resources

Velsk District lies in the Vaga river basin (first-order tributary of the Northern Dvina). Rivers are the major water supply to industries and public infrastructure. Altogether in the territory of the district there are 938 lakes with water area exceeding 1 hectare.
Explored groundwater reserves comprise some 3 million cubic metres per day.

Economic Indicators

981 352

Fixed asset investments, thousand roubles

475

Number of small and medium-sized businesses

34867.4

Average nominal monthly wage of employees of large and medium enterprises and non-profit organisations, roubles

Mainstays of the economy

Timber industry
Food industry
Agribusiness

Documents

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

Contacts

Alexander
Druzhinin
Deputy Head for Economic Affairs, Entrepreneurship and Agriculture, Municipality’s Administration
Address
165150, Russia, Arkhangelsk Region, Velsk, Sovetskaya Street, 52/15
Reception phone