It is located in the south of the oblast.
The area of the district is 2,600 square kilometers (1,000 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality (a selo) of Piterka.
Population: 18,054 (2010 Census); 19,581 (2002 Census); 18,801 (1989 Census).
The population of the administrative center accounts for 30.1% of the district’s total population.