Within the framework of administrative divisions , Bolsheignatovsky District is one of the twenty-two in the republic.  The district is divided into twelve selsoviets which comprise thirty-seven rural localities .  As a municipal division , the district is incorporated as Bolsheignatovsky Municipal District .  Its twelve selsoviets are incorporated into twelve rural settlements within the municipal district.  The selo of Bolshoye Ignatovo serves as the administrative center of both the administrative  and municipal  district.