The favourable geographic location of the Republic of Dagestan plays an important role in the international and Eurasian transport route system thanks to Caspian Sea access. Dagestan has direct access to international transport routes and provides for Russia’s economic ties with the Trans-Caucasus, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Iran. It also has the potential to be a transit corridor for international routes between the Middle East and Europe. The transport sector accounts for 7% of the GRP, and transit volumes through the republic are increasing. The Makhachkala Sea Trade Port, Makhachkala International Airport, the railways, highways and pipelines are all parts of the transport and logistics sector.
Economy and natural resources
City districts — 3
Rural districts – 700
The diverse art and artisanal crafts of Dagestan are famous beyond the region. There are master goldsmiths from Kubachi, jewelers from Gotsatl, potters from Balkhar, woodworkers from Untsukul and carpet-makers from South Dagestan who are well-known and praised at world exhibitions and fairs. Their works are the most recognised and famous trademark of Dagestan.
Culture and tourism
The Republic of Dagestan is the most ethnically diversified region in the Russian Federation, with representatives of various nationalities, ethnic groups and three language groups.
Industry’s share in the GRP is about 10%. The leading role belongs to manufacturing of shipped goods and services (60%), followed by power, gas and water distribution (about 30%) and raw materials extraction (about 8%).
In addition to the main industries, construction materials, timber and chemical industries (fiberglass, mineral fertilisers and coatings) are well-developed in Dagestan.
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Date and time: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:10:47 GMT