Leningradskaya Oblast is located in the north-west of the East European Plain, washed by the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea, Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega, and also borders with the European Union countries — Finland and Estonia.
The region is one of the leaders in economic development in the North-Western Federal District and one of the largest industrial centers of the country.
It is the second largest transport and logistics hub in Russia, located at the intersection of land, water and air routes in the alignment of international transport corridors, as well as the interests of the three main global growth centers: North America, Western Europe and East Asia.
The dominant economic activities of the region are:
The main goal of the socio-economic development of the region is to improve the level and quality of life of the population on the basis of the implementation of the selected priorities: