Dear Friends!

The Republic of Mari El today is one of the most dynamically-developing regions in both the Privolzhsky Federal District and Russia.

Our republic is famous for its abundance of natural resources, well-developed industry and agricultural sector, and skillful personnel. All these factors provide a good foundation for attracting investment and development of business cooperation.

A legal framework has been designed in the Republic that is necessary to solve any problems regarding business, making the region attractive to Russian and foreign investors.

I am pleased to say that in terms of growth of industry and agriculture, the Republic of Mari El is considered as one of the leaders in the Privolzhsky Federal District for more than ten years, annually demonstrating a stable pace of economic development.

We understand that nowadays it is important to stimulate the creation of innovative infrastructure – technology parks, business incubator zones, technology transfer centres, the development of human resources potential, the restoration of professional training, and the improvement education that corresponds to the requests of the real sector of our economy. Our Government is actively dealing with these issues.

We are open for investment; waiting for energetic business people, who are capable of saying something new in business; and ready in every possible way to support them!

Head of the Republic of Mari El
Leonid Markelov
  • Administrative center


  • Federal district


  • Distance to Moscow

    643 km

    Moscow—Yoshkar-Ola — 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Timezone


  • Population

    687.00 million people

    3.00% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    23,4 thousand sq km


Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    124 400,20 billion
    ₽ 180 416,20 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 5,90 million
    $ 8,60 per person
  • Fixed investment

    48,35 million
    ₽ 70 275 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    4,80 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    75,10 %
  • Average cost of living

    7 201
  • Average monthly wage

    20 473
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



    271,2 K people



    54,9 K people



    20,8 K people



    17,35 K people

Sunny days Average annual rainfall
260 554 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-9,9°С 24,5°С
Agricultural period Snow cover duration
6 months 5 months
Natural area
Mixed forest

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    95,4 million m3
    165 million m3
    37 million m3
  • Combustible resources

    115 million tonnes
  • Other resources

    Forest resources The area of ​​forest land is 1277 thousand hectares.

    Water resources 469 rivers and streams, 689 lakes, Cheboksary and Kuibyshev water reservoirs (60 and 7.8 thousand hectares, respectively).


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