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Verkhoshizhemsky District (Russian: Верхошижемский райо́н) is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the thirty-nine in Kirov Oblast, Russia. It is located in the center of the oblast. The area of the district is 2,415 square kilometers (932 sq mi). Its administrative center is the urban locality (an urban-type settlement) of Verkhoshizhemye. Population: 9,483 (2010 Census); 10,878 (2002 Census); 12,849 (1989 Census). The population of Verkhoshizhemye accounts for 45.9% of the district's total population.