The administrative centre of the district is Chistopol. Area – 1802,2 square km. The district was founded in 1930. The city of Chistopol is situated on the left bank of the river Kama, 144 km from Kazan, 125 km to the north from railway station Nurlat. There are a big pier and an airport. The village Chistoe Pole (Arkhangelskaya Sloboda) was founded in the 18th century.