Dear Partners!

Our region is one of the most industrialized and attractive regions in north-west Russia. At the heart of this appeal are the richest natural resources of the Kola peninsula surrounded by the sea, the Western Arctic Shelf wealth, and the opportunities of transit through the Northern Sea Route.

The main tasks of the regional government in terms of attracting investment are the following: to ensure the implementation of major projects that increase employment,. tp increase the flow of tax revenues to the budget of the region, to increase the share of industries with high added value, to stimulate the development of small and medium-sized businesses and ultimately, to improve the level of income and quality of life for Northerners.

After all, our main wealth is people -- persistent, active, and in love with the Kola Polar Region!



 

Governor of Murmansk region
Marina Kovtun
 
  • Administrative center

    Murmansk

  • Federal district

    Northwestern

  • Distance to Moscow

    1865 km

    Moscow—Murmansk — 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Timezone

    UTC+4/MSK

  • Population

    0.77 million people

    8.10% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    144,9 thousand sq km

 

Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    307,46 billion
    ₽ 396,35 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 163,50 million
    $ 213,40 per person
  • Fixed investment

    72,26 million
    ₽ 94 000 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    6,70 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    53,90 %
  • Average cost of living

    11 627
  • Average monthly wage

    43 378
Gross Regional Product
GRP per capita
Foreign Direct Investment
Fixed investment
Fixed investment per capita
Unemployment rate
Average monthly wage
Percentage of profitable companies

Geographical location and climate

Largest cities

  •  

    Murmansk

    305,2 K people

  •  

    Sevoromorsk restricted-access territory

    57,4 K people

  •  

    Apatity

    49,7 K people

  •  

    Monchegorsk

    43,2 K people

 

Seas

  • Barents Sea
  • White Sea

Border countries

  • Norway
  • Finland
 
Sunny days Average annual rainfall
61 700 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-12°С 12°С
Agricultural period Snow cover duration
4 months 6 months
Natural area
Forest-tundra
Taiga
Tundra
 

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    Apatite
    23 million cubic m
    Nickel
    96 million cubic m
    Iron
    197 million t
    Copper
    Sand
    Gravel
    Macadam
    Clay
    Cobalt
    Palladium
    Platinum
    Precious and semi-precious stones (other than diamonds)
  • Combustible resources

    Turf
    5.5 million t
  • Other resources

    Water resources

    Forest resources

    Fish Resources

 
 

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