Official web site Klimovichi district: www.klimovichi.mogilev-region.by/en
Klimovichi district is located in the east of Mogiliov region. It was founded on July 17, 1924 (its present borders were defined on apr 17, 1962). Its area totals 1.6 thousand sq km. Population amounts to 33.7 thousand people, urban population accounts for 50.7%. The average population density makes 21 people per sq km.
The town of Klimovichi is the district center. The district has 161 rural settlements and is divided into 10 village councils: Vysokovski, Galichski, Gusarkovski, Domomerichski, Kiseliovo-Budski, Lobzhanski, Lozovitski, Miloslavichski, Rodnianski, Timonovski.
The district is located on Orsha-Mogiliov plain. The surface of the district is a plain, with hills. The average altitude is 160-200 m above sea level. The highest point (214 m) is near the village of Galichi.
Natural resources: peat, chalk, silicate sand, gravel, clay, marl. January's average temperature is minus 7.8 C, June's average temperature - plus 18.5 C. Rainfall equals 610 millimeters a year. Vegetative period is 185 days.
The river Sozh crosses the territory of the district, its tributaries are the Iputs, the Lobzhanka, the Oster (with the Sosnovka), in the south the Zhedunka (with the Krupnia), and the Surov (tributaries of the Besed). Miloslavichski pond has been formed in the Iputs.
The prevailing soil type is sod-podzol (46.7%), and sod-podzol marsh (33.5%). Forests make up 34% of the territory, mainly coniferous, alder and birchen. Peat fields account for roughly 4% of the territory, the largest are Bulgakovskoye, Famino, Savskoye, Bolshoi Mokh.
Natural attractions of the district are coniferous forest Gireyevich in Klimovichskoye forestry, birch wood Penkovka in Gusarkovskoye forestry.
The plough lands total 82.8 thousand hectares, 13.9 thousand of them are drained land. The major branches of the agriculture are meat and diary cattle-breeding, pig-breeding, potato cultivation. Farms also cultivate crops and fodder.
Companies located in the district produce foodstuffs, construction materials and fuel briquettes, there are also metalworking enterprises.
Railways Orsha-Unecha and Mogiliov-Roslavl cross the territory of the district. Highways connect the district centre with Kostukovichi, Krichev, Khotimsk. Unecha-Polotsk oil pipeline, a segment of oil pipe-line Druzhba also goes via the district territory.
16 secondary and 7 basis schools (including a boarding school) operate in the district, along with 6 junior schools, 2 musical schools, a professional college, a vocational school, 22 preschools, a district centre of culture, 8 houses of culture, 26 clubs, 35 libraries, 4 hospitals, 3 out-patients departments, 22 doctor's offices.
The tourist attractions of the district are the churches in Dubravitsa (early 20th century), Kuleshovka (1893), Lozovitsa (early 20th century), Miloslavichi (late 19th century).