Social and economic development

The Chuvash Republic is located in the eastern part of East European Plain, mainly on the right bank of the Volga river, between the tributaries of the Sura and the Sviyaga.

The republic is a constituent part of the Volga Federal District of the Russian Federation. It borders on 5 regions of the Russian Federation: the Nizhniy Novgorod Region in the west, the Mary-El Republic in the north, the Republic of Tatarstan in the east, the Ulyanovsk Region in the south and the Republic of Mordovia in the south-west.

Capital of the Republic - Cheboksary.

18,3
THOUSAND SQ. KM TERRITORY
1231,1
THOUSAND RESIDENTS POPULATION
21
MUNICIPAL AREAS
291
URBAN AND RURAL SETTLEMENTS



Gross regional product structure by types of economic activity estimated in 2017.

16,8 %
Production of chemical substances and chemical products
17,9 %
Production of food products, including beverages
8,9 %
Manufacture of electronic and optical products
14,7 %
Production of electrical equipment
10,1 %
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
5,3 %
Manufacture of machinery and equipment

Industry

The leading position in the economy of the Chuvash Republic is taken by the industrial complex including three types of economic activity: mining operations, manufacturing activities and generation and management of energy, gas and water.

The industrial products are manufactures by 3,3 thousand of republican enterprises.

Percent of gross regional product
Percent of total receipt of tax payments to the budget system of the Russian Federation
Percent of working population of the Republic
Percent of total turnover of all organizations of the republic


199,3 bln. rubles

The amount by which the own produced goods are shipped and works, and services are performed by the processing enterprises using their own resources in 2017.

The industrial production index 104,4%

Structure of manufacturing industries in the Chuvash Republic, 2017

production and distribution of electricity, gas and water
4,4%
agriculture, hunting and forest sector
10,4%
transport and communication
8,4%
manufacturing and processing activities
25,8%
construction
6,9%
wholesale and retail trade
13,6%


Agriculture

The agricultural complex is one of the largest and significant sectors of the economy of the republic.

45,2 bln. rubles

Output of agricultural products in the farms of all categories in 2017

The volume index of agriculture industrial production 101%

The main areas of the agriculture are grain production, potato farming,vegetable growing,hop cultivation, meat-and-dairy cattle farming, pig breeding and poultry raising.

The Chuvash Republic dominates in the Volga Federal District in terms of production of milk, potatoes and meat.

1st place
IN THE OVERALL PRODUCTION OF MILK PER 100 HA in VFD
2d place
IN THE OVERALL PRODUCTION OF POTATOES IN VFD
3d place
IN THE OVERALL PRODUCTION OF MEAT IN VFD


Foreign economic activity

495,5 mln. USD

the foreign trade turnover of the Chuvash Republic in 2017

131 % к 2016
173,6
mln. USD export
112,0% к 2016
321,9
mln. USD import
150% к 2016


> 90 trading partners around the world

China
Germany
Kazakhstan
Moldova
Poland
Italy
Belarus
Belgium
Ukraine
Azerbaijan
Norway
Japan

The largest exporters and importers


Culture

In the Chuvash Republic, culture is one of the factors of social stability. A system of festival movement, which involves professional art and amateur folk art, has been formed in the republic. Annually, more than 20 interregional, nationwide and world-class projects are executed. These projects include International Opera Festival named after M.D. Mikhailov, International Ballet Festival, Cheboksary International Film Festival, All-Russian National Folk Festival «Springs of Russia» («Rodniki Rossii»).


The Chuvash Republic has:

  • 6 professional theaters
  • 3 concert organizations
  • 508 public libraries
  • 716 cultural-leisure institutions
  • 17 museums, 6 parks of culture and rest
  • Republican Center for Folk Art «Tractor Manufacturers Palace of Culture»
  • State Center for Cultural Heritage Protection
  • Tourist and Cultural Information Center

The territory of the Chuvash Republic is rich in historical and cultural heritage sites, 702 objects are given the status of historical and cultural monuments, of which:

565
MONUMENTS OF ARCITECTURE AND TOWN PLANNING
124
HISTORICAL MONUMENTS
13
PUBLIC ART MONUMENTS
207
MONUMENTS OF ARCHEOLOGY


Education

There are 15 educational institutions of higher learning in the Chuvash Republic, 11 institutions are state and 4 – are non-state. The biggest institutes of higher education: the Chuvash State University named after I.N. Ulyanov, the Chuvash State Pedagogical University named after I.Y. Yakovlev, the Chuvash State Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Cheboksary Cooperative Institute (branch) of Russian University of Cooperation, Cheboksary Institute (branch) of Moscow Polytechnic University


Educational institutions:

  • 27 professional educational institutions;
  • 105 institutions for supplementary education of children;
  • 444 general educational institutions;
  • state educational institutions, implementing adaptive principal educational programs;
  • centers for orphaned children and children without parental support;
  • 348 preschool educational establishments, carrying out learning activities using education programs for preschool education, as well as child minding and care.