Administrative division

230 settlements

Geographical location

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

Transport

Distance from Vologda: 226 km

Railway station: 43 km, Velsk (Arkhangelsk Oblast)

Transportation routes: Moscow-Arkhangelsk highway

Economy

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.

History

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.

Administrative centre: settlement of Verkhovazh'ye
Administration: ul. Oktyabrskaya 8, 162300 Verkhovazh'ye, Vologda Oblast, Russia
Head of the district: Anatoly Malygin. Tel: (81759)21332, (81759)21638 E-mail: priemnaya-verhov@yandex.ru
Acting head of the administration: Yuri Onishchenko. Tel: (8-817-59) 2-13-32
Population: 13133
Square: 4255,5 km2