The Murmansk Region is located in the extreme north-west of Russia, occupies the Kola Peninsula and adjacent parts of the mainland. It borders the Republic of Karelia to the south, Finland to the southwest and west. The Murmansk Region is washed by the Barents and White Seas.
Minerals: iron and copper-nickel ores, mica, apatite and other minerals.
Murmansk is the only ice-free port in the north of Russia.
In agriculture, animal husbandry of the meat and dairy direction, reindeer husbandry are developed, in crop production, feed production prevails.
Hydroelectric power stations operate on the Niva, Tuloma, Paz, Kovda, and Voronya rivers; the Kola NPP operates on the territory of the region.
The dominant economic activities of the region are: