Social and economic situation of the Municipal Formation

The Gulkevichi district is situated in the northeastern part of the most fertile region of Russia Ц the Krasnodar region. Many features of the Kuban landscape are reflected in the nature of the district. There are boundless steppes, forests, natural and artificial water reservoirs and smoothly carrying its water a main water artery of the Krasnodar region, the Kuban River, in the district.

The area of the district is 1394.5 sq. kilometers. The population is 99.1 thousand people. The administrative center of the district is a town of Gulkevichi, which population is 34.3 thousand people; it is located in 165 km from the regional center and the international airport of Krasnodar and in 344 km from the nearest seaport.

Currently, the Gulkevichi district is a Municipal Formation with a developed infrastructure. There are three railway stations in the district. It is crossed by the portion of the federal highway M29 "Caucasus" "Rostov Ц Makhachkala". The whole district is covered by an extensive network of highways, providing year-round connection.

The gas pipeline Aleksandrovsk Ц Leningradskaya, the pipeline Malgobek Ц Tikhoretsk and a fiber-optic linear connection is laid on the territory of the district.

By its economic characteristics, it is an industrial and agricultural district. It has a high potential for development of the mining industry of common mineral resources (sand and gravel), which caused placing largest regional industrial enterprises on the territory of the district. The main products produced by enterprises of the district are as follows:  prefabricated reinforced concrete products, wall materials (including silicate and ceramic brick), steel metal constructions, nonmetallic construction materials, complete feeds and high protein animal feeds, sand sugar, starch, glucose syrup, milk and milk products (cheese, cottage cheese, butter, sour cream and spreads), bread and bakery products.

Agriculture is another major direction of the district economy. There are more than 94% of the total farm lands on the black soils of the district. About 85% of agricultural lands are in the use of agricultural producers. More than half the acreages is used under crops, almost a quarter of them is used under sowing of forage cultures. There is mainly dairy livestock here. The main types of agricultural products are grains and legumes, sugar beet, oilseeds, potatoes, vegetables, livestock, poultry and milk.

The favorable investment climate enables small and medium enterprises to successfully develop their businesses, improve the quality of public services, and simultaneously take part in the improvement of the territory and the implementation of social programs.

Thanks to the successful combination of natural resources with favorable environments and active work of the local authorities to engage direct producers into interregional relations, many promising projects are implemented and put into practice.