Before 1994 Krasnodar was divided into 5 municipal districts: Oktyabrskiy, Pervomaiskiy, Prikubanskiy, Leninskiy and Sovetskiy. Central district was formed by way of merger of Oktyabrskiy and Pervomaiskiy.
By now territory of the central district composes 28,5 sq.m.. It is the smallest district among others in city however it has the highest infrastructure density where more than 154 thousand people live.
The main property of the central district is its people. They keep up the best traditions and pave the way to the future, their gifted hands make comfort and beauty. One Hero of the Soviet Union, three heroes of socialist labour, eight heroes of Kuban labour, one Knight of 3 Orders of Labour Glory, five Honorary Krasnodar citizens live in the district.
Central district specifies urban matrix in many respects. There are bus and railway stations “Krasnodar-1” and “Krasnodar-2” here, the places where guests from various parts of our country begin an acquaintance with Krasnodar. The main traffic arteries go though district′s territory: Krasnaya, Severnaya, Stavropolskaya, Postovaya, Sedina, Krasnoarmeiskaya streets.
Here you can see 19 building-monuments of architecture. Among them: well-known for citizens St. Catherine cathedral church; St. George temple; building of Central bank regional department that in new century has kept its status; former living house of chemist Kaplan that presently is the Palace of Marriages; manor of merchant Rubezhanskiy, presently Krasnodar region Chamber of Commerce and Industry; house of merchants Tarasovs which currently is occupied with Krasnodar region public prosecution office and other buildings.
Today one can easily declare monument for Empress Catherine the Great who has bestowed Kuban land on Cossacks as a symbol of the Central district, Krasnodar and the whole region as well.
There are a lot of memorial places connected with heroic past: “Warrior-Liberator” monument on Victory Square, memorials for “Victims of Nazism” at Zipovskaya and Voronezhskaya streets, stele of “Krasnodar city liberators”, memorial for “Sons of Kuban, fallen in Afghanistan”.
The Central district is also a cultural hall-mark of Kuban capital. Creative life of the city is vivid and colorful as well as south city itself. Together with numerous housing spaces, there are 4 theatres (including drama, music and puppet theatres), 7 libraries (including A.S. Pushkin library) and Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum of E.D.Felitsyn.
Stadiums “Kuban” and “Dinamo”, indoor training ground of Kuban State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism are three the biggest in city and region sport facilities which are situated in territory of the Central district.
The Central district has congenial investment climate: food industry and consumer goods manufacturing, building, transport, commerce, catering and sphere of domestic services — more than 4 thousand enterprises of different proprietary forms have concentrated its activities in the central part of city.
Similarly distributing facilities are presented here on a large scale: about 3 thousand shops and 9 working markets which include merchandise market with more than 3 thousand fitted work spaces, cooperative market with 558 selling spots and car market with 120 work places.
150 bars, eating houses, cafes and restaurants can please with wide assortment of dishes and give tasty to eat, and also nearly 500 enterprises dealing with public amenities (barber's shops, kiosks, dress-making and tailoring establishments and other) render qualitative services.