Altai Republic

 
Altai Vally SEZ

Special Economic Zones: SEZ for Tourism&Recreation

Priority industries:

  • Wellness tourism
  • Downhill skiing
  • Ecotourism
  • Water tourism
  • Extreme tourism

SEZ area: 856 ha

Residents: 8 

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Economics

GRP:

RUB 268 billion

Budget:

RUB 18.8 billion

Fixed Asset Investments:

RUB 6.9 billion

Transportation

Road:

Road is the leading mode of transport in the Altai Republic. The total length of motor roads is over 3,200 km. Federal Route M52 (Chuya Highway) crosses the region.

Air:

The Altai Republic has three airports (in Gorno-Altaisk, Ust-Koksa, and Kosh-Agach) and a few heliports.

Social Indicators

Total Population:

210,000

Personal Incomes (Per capita monthly income):

RUB 10,800

Climate

Altai has a temperate continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers.

The average annual temperature ranges from +4° in the region’s northern and western edges to -7° in the highest areas.
Altai’s climate is largely influenced

by its terrain, which forms three vertical climatic zones: the low-mountain zone (under 500–600 m above sea level), the medium-mountain zone (between 500 and 1,500 m and beyond), and the high-mountain zone (above 2,000–2,500 m).

Another climatic feature is abundance of sunshine. In spring, Altai is sunnier than Yalta, Sochi, or Davos.

Places Of Interest

The Altai Republic is rich in natural sights. Lake Teletskoye is the most popular tourist destination, with its best fishing places and organised walking, horse-riding, water, and bus tours. The Karakol Lake Cascade is a unique natural reserve in Chemalsky District. Each of the seven lakes of the cascade has different water colour and chemical composition. The Shavlo Lake Chain in the upper reach of the river Shavla is the destination of many walking and horse riding routes running along picturesque foothills of the Northern Chuysky Range. Belukha Mountain, the highest peak in Siberia (4506 m), is situated in Ust-Koksinsky District.