The district is situated in the north-east of the Vologda Region.
Border regions: the Arkhangelsk Region, the districts of Tarnoga, Tot’ma, Syamzha and Vozhega within the Vologda Oblast
Distance from Vologda: 226 km
Railway station: 43 km, Velsk (Arkhangelsk Oblast)
Transportation routes: Moscow-Arkhangelsk highway
There are 288 companies of different organizational forms on the territory of the district. In the branch structure, agriculture, construction, hunting and timber industry take a dominating position.
Attractions and tourism
In 1986 with the help of Illarion Dudirov there was founded a dendropark of the District of Verkhovazh'ye. The dendropark has a unique collection of over 2000 different species of plants, trees and bushes.
The area was inhabited by the Finno-Ugric peoples that were involved in hunting and fishing. These peoples were not farming oriented.
The District of Verkhovazh'ye was founded in 1929.