347740, Rostov region, town of Zernograd, Mira st., 16.
Phone number: (86359) 3-21-78, (86359) 3-31-78.
Zernogradskiy District is situated in the southeastern part of Rostov region. It boarders with Krasnodar region, Kagalnitskiy, Bagaevskiy, Veselovskiy, Tselinskiy and Egorlykskiy districts of Rostov region.
The district administrative center is town of Zernograd, located 71 km to the southeast of Rostov-on-Don, at the division of the Kagalnik river and its left confluent river Mechetka. The distance from Zernograd to neighboring towns is - Bataysk – 88 km, Azov – 100 km.
The distance to the nearest regional centers of Krasnodar and Volgograd is 354 km and 515 km correspondingly, to Moscow – 1177 km.
The district history began in 1924, with the Mechetinskiy district and town of Zernograd establishing. September 8 1960, the district center was moved from village Mechetinskaya to Zernograd, and the Mechetinskiy district was renamed into Zernogradskiy.
The district advantageous climate and geographical location grants the stable agriculture development. The district has such large enterprises as “Zernogradhydroagregate” PC, “Mechetinskiy Elevator” PC, “Zernogradskiy Elevator” PC, “SKVO” PC Ltd., stud farm # 157 by 1st Horse Army, etc. In total, there are 28 large enterprises.
The district is crossed by the regional motorways “Rostov-on-Don (to highway “Don”) – Stavropol (to the Stavropol region boarder)”, with access to Zernograd of 4,5 km; and “Usman – Veselyi - Salsk”, and by 131 km of district motorways and 57 km of rural roads. The distance from Zernograd to the nearest river port and airport of Rostov-on-Don is 71 km, to the Azov seaport – 100 km.
The town of Zernograd has a wide range of educational institutions, such as the Azov-Black Sea State agrarian engineering academy, founded as Institute of Socialistic agriculture Engineering and Mechanics (since 1930). This institute was the first higher educational institution of the agricultural engineering profile in Russia. At present, the education is provided in the following specializations: “Mechanic Engineer”, “Electric Engineer”, “Economist”, “Business accounting and audit in the agricultural sphere”. Rostov institute of agricultural employers skill increasing, Private Institute of economics and market management, teacher training college, agricultural lyceum, 17 secondary schools, 12 elementary and 1 evening school, boarding school, children music school, 22 kindergartens.
The district healthcare institutions are represented by 6 hospitals, 28 obstetric care clinics, 5 ambulances.