The Jewish Autonomous Region, unlike many other regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, occupies a compact territory with an area of 36,3 thousand square km. In the south of the region, along the river Amur there is a long border with the People's Republic of China. More than half of the territory of the Jewish Autonomous Region is represented by plains. The mountainous terrain in the southwestern and northern parts of the region has a low altitude (up to 1,421 m above sea level). According to its natural and climatic conditions, the territory of the Jewish Autonomous Region is favorable for the development and conduct of various types of economic activity, including agriculture.