The Leningrad Region is one of the most attractive regions for investors, and, in many respects, it is the result of open dialogue with businesses. In a number of investment ratings Leningrad region is among the leaders.
The existence of influential investors in the region is due to its huge economic potential. Moreover, it proves that we have created transparent and favorable conditions for work and business development.
We are anticipating other companies that will play a significant role in creating investment density within which every resident will observe positive changes in both the economy and the social sphere.
Distance to Moscow
Moscow—Saint Petersburg — 1 hour 20 minutes
1.78 million people
5.30% english speaking population
Area of the Region
85,9 thousand sq km
Gross Regional Product₽ 692,8 billion₽ 394,19 thousand per person
Foreign Direct Investment$ 4 746,30 million$ 2 672,50 per person
Fixed investment₽ 178,78 million₽ 101 019 per person
Unemployment rate4,50 %
Percentage of profitable companies64,10 %
Average cost of living₽ 6 984
Average monthly wage₽ 31 851
Geographical location and climate
96,33 K people
79,89 K people
67,39 K people
- Baltic Sea
|Sunny days||Average annual rainfall|
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- 568 million t
- 700 million t
- 555 million m³
- Shale oil
- 997 million t
- 956 million t
Forest resources Gross area - 5593,9 thousand hectares; forest cover percent - 56%, total standing volume - 819,3 million m³. The region is one of the main areas that specializes in timber harvesting, woodworking and timber exporting in the northwestern Russia. Total area of forest in use is 3109,4 thousand hectares.
Water resources The region has substantial water resource potential. The major rivers are the Neva, the Volkhov, the Svir, the Luga, the Vuoksa, the Syas. There are many lakes in the region (more than 1800), especially at the Karelian Isthmus. The Gulf of Finland stretches from west to east for 420 miles, its area is 29.5 thousand sq km. Salinity is low - 3.6% (dut to the large intake of water from the Neva river). Lakes Ladoga and Onega are the largest reservoirs of fresh water. Lake Ladoga is the biggest in Europe. Navigation is conducted through the Volga-Baltic Waterway, the White Sea-Baltic Sea and Saimaa Canals, Ladoga and Onega lakes, the rivers Neva, Svir et al. Sea ports - St. Petersburg, Vyborg; River ports - St. Petersburg, Schlisselburg, Sviritsa, Voznesenye, Podporozhe, Lodeynoye Pole.