Irkutsk Region

Baikal Gates SEZ

Special Economic Zones: SEZ for Tourism&Recreation

Priority industries: 

  • Business tourism
  • Excursion tourism
  • Wellness tourism
  • Ecotourism
  • Sports and adventure tourism
  • Water tourism, cruising
  • Downhill skiing 

SEZ area: 756 ha

Residents: 6

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RUB 456.7 billion


RUB 56 trillion

Fixed Asset Investments:

RUB 105 billion



The Trans-Siberian Railway is the main thoroughfare of Irkutsk Region. The usable length of public tracks is ca. 2500 km.


The length of paved public roads is over 12,655 km. Irkutsk Region has the second biggest road network length in the Siberian Federal District.


Air service is provided through the international airports of Irkutsk and Bratsk.


The Angara, the Lena, and the Tunguska are major navigable rivers, and water transport is well developed. The ports of Kirensk and Osetrovo on the river Lena handle cargos shipped to the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and the Arctic seaport of Tiksi.

Social Indicators

Total Population:

2.5 million

Personal Incomes (Per capita monthly income):

RUB 13,600


Irkutsk Region has an extreme continental climate, with long winters, huge temperature swings, and a substantial sunshine duration.

The average annual temperature is positive (ca. +0.5°C) near the Baikal shore.

Average annual precipitation is 300 to 400 mm on even land and over 600 mm in the mountains.

Average annual sunshine duration ranges from 1700 to 2500 depending on district.

Places Of Interest

Irkutsk Region has a rich history, whose landmarks include early encampments, the Russian colonisation of Siberia, the Decembrists’ exile, and the Soviet large-scale construction projects. There are more than sixty museums in the region.

Lake Baikal and the Baikal National Park are the region’s most famous natural sites.