Dear partners,

The Jewish Autonomous Region has a convenient geographic location. It is situated close to the Pacific Ocean and has access to the ocean through the Amur River`s waterway. The territory is built along the trans-siberian railroad. The railroad is the shortest way from Western Europe and Middle East to the Asian-Pacific countries.

The Jewish Autonomous region includes natural resources like stream gold, tin, iron and manganese fields; it also includes brown coal and peat deposits.

The industrial facilities of the region are focused on wood, building materials and cement production. To improve the quality of the products and the competitiveness, the facilities conduct renovation and implement new technologies.

The region areas are suitable for development and further cultivation, haymaking and pasturage. Because of the natural forage grassland there are many possibilities for the cattle breeding development. The region is capable of providing itself with dairy and vegetables.

The extensive road system of the region connects the settlements with each other and with the regional center.

We are open for investment opportunities and welcome energetic businessmen. We are welcoming you to our region and are happy to work with you!

Acting governor of Jewish Autonomous Region
Alexander Levintal
  • Administrative center


  • Federal district

    Far Eastern

  • Distance to Moscow

    6016 km

    Moscow—Khabarovsk-Birobidzhan — 7 hours 40 minutes

  • Timezone


  • Population

    169.00 million people

    2.80% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    36,3 thousand sq km


Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    37 885,40 billion
    ₽ 220 875 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 63,20 million
    $ 374 per person
  • Fixed investment

    10,75 million
    ₽ 63 493 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    8,70 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    58,20 %
  • Average cost of living

    10 670
  • Average monthly wage

    29 439
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



    74,8 K people



    8,8 K people


Border countries

  • China
Sunny days Average annual rainfall
200 701 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-24°С 20°С
Agricultural period Snow cover duration
6 months 4 months
Natural area
Mixed forest

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    520 M tonnes
    15 M tonnes
    8.7 M tonnes
  • Combustible resources

    55 deposits
    Brown coal
    55 M tons
  • Other resources

    Forest resources Timberland occupies 39% of the region`s territory or 2 million 286 thousand hectares. 170 thousand hectares are occu[ied by the most valuable cedar forest, 223 thousand hectares - spruce-fir forests, 145 thousand hectares - deciduous forests. Timber resources consist of 167 million cubic meters.

    Land resources Land resources constitute 3 million 626 thousand 6 hundred hectares. There are 391 thousand hectares of farmlands, including 136,1 thousand hectares of cropland. The cropland can be enlarged by 3-4 times with the land reclamation


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