Rîșcani is a district in the north-west of Moldova, with the administrative center at Rîșcani. The other major city is Costești. As of 1 January 2011, its population was 70,000.
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A total of 15,300 working in the district of businesses. Agriculture is the branch of the district, occupying 81.8% of total land. The main crops are cereals (wheat, barley, oats), technical (sunflower, tobacco) and sugar beet, vegetables. Orchards (apple, cherry, plum) occupy 4.3%.
In 1812 after the Treaty of Bucharest, both Basarabia, and the district come under Russian occupation (1812–1918), this time the district is actively colonized with Ukrainian, Russian, Germans and Hebrew these nationalities formed their own villages. On 27 March 1918 expressing the will of the people, countries, by virtue of history and nation, decide by unanimous vote the Union of Bessarabia with Romania. Following the pact between Hitler and Stalin from June 26, 1940 the fate of Bessarabia was determined by military force.
Fauna of the district is composed of mammals, birds, reptiles and others. In the forests there are: wild boars, deer, foxes, rabbits, badgers, various small rodents and birds such as nightingales, woodpeckers, hoopoes and reptiles such as European green lizards, water snakes and vipers. Basins are populated by otters, muskrats, ducks, coots, divers, geese, swans, perch, bream, catfish, carp, crucian, saran, perch, gudgeon and others.
Water District are part of the Black Sea. In the district flowing rivers Prut (river border with Romania), Ciuhur, Copăceanca, Racovăț, Pamernița, Camenca. In 1978 construction was completed hydraulic node.