Volkhovsky municipal district is located in the central part of Leningrad region, it borders several municipal districts of Leningrad region - Lodeynopolsky in the north-east, Tikhvinsky in the south-east, Kirishsky in the south and Kirovsky in the west. The territory of this district is washed by Lake Ladoga in the north. There are the Volkhov, the Syas and the Pasha rivers flowing through the territory of the district.
Distance to Saint Petersburg: 122 km
Administrative centre: Volkhov
Area: 5124.6 square km
Population: 88,198 people (urban population – 73.3%, rural population – 26.7%)
Infrastructure: Oktyabrskaya railway with a huge junction in Volkhov passes the territory of Volkhovsky municipal district. Road network of the district consists of federal motorways (Saint Petersburg – Murmansk, Vologda – Novaya Ladoga) and regional motorways (Zuevo – Novaya Ladoga, Pasha – Chasovenskoe – Kayvaksa, Kirishi – Gorodishche – Volkhov). The Svir, the Volkhov and the Pasha rivers flowing through the territory of the district and Lake Ladoga are navigable. Total length of waterways in the territory of the municipal district is 70 km. Cargo berths are situated in Novaya Ladoga.
Nord Stream-1 gas pipeline passes the territory of the district. There are international transport corridors passing the district: Trans-Siberian Railway transport corridor, North-South transport corridor which is a branch of M-18 federal motorway Saint Petersburg – Murmansk (Cola).
Economy: the economy of the district is represented by almost all branches of industry: manufacturing; production and distribution of electric energy, gas and water; transport and communications; construction; agriculture; wholesale and retail trade. Manufacturing is one of the most developed branches, it includes chemical industry, pulp and paper industry, manufacture of food products and beverages, manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products.
In 2019 the volume of produced goods, performed works and services of large and medium-sized enterprises in all types of economic activities amounted to 39.2 billion rubles, which is 9% more than last year.
The basis of the economy of the district is industry. The share of industrial goods in the total volume of goods and services in 2019 is 55.6% or 21.8 billion rubles.
- Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill – production of paper and paper products
- Volkhov Enterprise Volna – manufacture of electrical equipment
- Volkhovchanka – production of clothes
- Volkhov Mixed Fodder Factory – manufacture of food products
- Metachem – production of chemicals and chemical products
- Talosto-3000 – manufacture of food products