The team in the regional government has set an ambitious task – to turn the Saratov Region into one of the fastest-developing territories in the Russian Federation. We place our bet on resource and investment development because it requires the involvement of all available resources.

Besides our competitive advantages,we also have great prospects for development.

Dozens of major projects in various fields are executed in the region.  We are ready to discuss and offer mutually-beneficial terms to everyone intending to work and develop business in our region.

The government of Saratov assures optimal conditions for business – granting privileges and preferences to investors, providing the organizational and methodological maintenance of ongoing investment projects, and the introduction of new legal mechanisms for protection of business initiatives.

Thank you for your interest in our region; I invite you for long-term and mutually-beneficial cooperation. I am convinced that the Saratov Region will open up new horizons for your business.

Governor of Saratov region
Valery Radaev
 
  • Administrative center

    Saratov

  • Federal district

    Volga

  • Distance to Moscow

    723 km

    Moscow—Saratov — 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Timezone

    UTC+4/MSK+1

  • Population

    2.49 million people

    3.00% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    101,2 thousand sq km

 

Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    528,68 billion
    ₽ 211,48 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 170,50 million
    $ 68,40 per person
  • Fixed investment

    132,8 million
    ₽ 53 233 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    4,60 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    67,80 %
  • Average cost of living

    6 932
  • Average monthly wage

    22 012
Gross Regional Product
GRP per capita
Foreign Direct Investment
Fixed investment
Fixed investment per capita
Unemployment rate
Average monthly wage
Percentage of profitable companies

Geographical location and climate

Largest cities

  •  

    Saratov

    843,5 K people

  •  

    Engels

    221,8 K people

  •  

    Balakovo

    193,5 K people

 

Border countries

  • Kazakhstan
 
Sunny days Average annual rainfall
147 462 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-6°С 27°С
Natural area
Forest-steppe
Steppe
 

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    Clay
    204 million cu m
    Sand
    260 million cu m
    Macadam
    450 million cu m
  • Combustible resources

    Oil
    563 million t
    Shale oil
    11200 million t
  • Other resources

    Recreational Resources Network of nature reserves in the Saratov Region is represented by 90 unique objects and facilities. One of the most important recreational areas of the Saratov region is the "Khvalynskiy" national park. Forests are one of the most ecologically valuable parts of the Region. There are more than 80 species of plants in the national park and it's home to about 100 species of animals listed in the Red Book of the Saratov region.

 
 

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