Tatarstan is one of the most economically developed republics of the former Soviet Union. It has powerful industrial potential and a stable agricultural sector. Three industrial regions are distinguished in the territory of Tatarstan: the old industrial Northwest region, the base of which is the Kazan-Zelenodolsk agglomeration. Major industries of the region are machine-building, chemical, and light industries. The new industrial Northeast region with the core in Naberezhnye Chelny-Nizhnekamsk agglomeration, which major industries are automobile construction, chemical industry, and energy production. The oil-producing Southeast region with machine-building under development. The North, Central, South, and Southwest parts of the republic are rural regions.

F.A.Q. on Economics

What is Tatarstan economically known for?

Major natural resources of Tatarstan include oil, natural gas, gypsum, and many more. It is estimated that Tatarstan has over one billion tons of oil deposits.

Is Tatarstan developed?

The republic of Tatarstan is one of the most economically developed regions in Russia. The republic is located in the centre of a large industrial region of the Russian Federation, at the cross-point of important highways connecting the East and West, North and South of Russia.