As an administrative unit, Brody district was formed in 1939, November 27. It is located in the northeast of Lviv region. The larger part of the district is placed on the gently sloping Brody plain which belongs geographically to Small Polissya. The average plain elevation is 240 m above sea level. The Verhniobuzky chain of Podilsky hill crosses the southeast. The highest point is Vysoky Kamin mountain, 440 m high. The forests occupy a large part of the region — 33,6% of its area. Here the rivers of Dnipro basin — Styr, Ikva and that of Dniester basin — Seret originate. The climate is mild and wet. West and southwest winds prevail. The district population is about 61 thousand persons.
Brody district is known by local outstanding persons. They are: Yakiv Holovatsky, one of "Ruska Triytsia" members; Ivan Trush, the prominent artist and publicist; Vasyl Shchurat, the poet, specialist in literature and public figure; Myron Tarnavsky, the Commander of Ukrainian Galician Army, etc.
Brody district is a motherland of Joseph Kozheniovski (1797-1863), the famous polish writer-romanticist, and Joseph Rott (1894-1939), the Austrian writer, who graduated from Brody secondary school. And Amaliya Natanson, Sigmund Freud's mother, is from Brody by origin.
There is no tourist infrastructure in the district, but there is a good deal of interesting monuments. There are several hotels and some dining options in Brody.