The administrative centre of the district is Nizhnekamsk. Area – 1672,2 square km. The district was founded in 1965. The city of Nizhnekamsk is situated on the left bank of the river Kama, 237 km to the east of Kazan, 35 km to the west from the railway station Krugloe Pole. The city was founded in 1961 due to the building of a petrochemical plant. In 1966 was transformed from a settlement into a city.