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General information

358 600 people
Total area
294,5 hectares
Date of formation
1584 year


The city of Arkhangelsk is a major traffic and logistics hub in Russia.

The transport infrastructure of the city is represented by all means of transportation: air, rail, sea, river and road.

Road Transport

Arkhangelsk is the final destination of the federal highway M8 Kholmogory (with a branch to Severodvinsk).

The city has bus communications with the settlements in the territory of the region.

468 busses serves regular passenger traffic.

Rail Transport

The railways of Arkhangelsk are managed by the Northern Railway – a subsidiary of the Open Joint Stock Company Russian Railways. The length of public railways in the territory of the municipality is 101.9 km. The railways are intended for public and industrial transportation.

In the city, there are six main railway stations and one marshalling station.

Air Transport

11 km from the city, there is Arkhangelsk International Airport. It can handle all types of aircraft with a weight up to 230 ton practically the whole year round 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The airport serves domestic and international scheduled and chartered flights.

Main domestic destinations are Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi, Anapa, Murmansk, Simferopol, Naryan-Mar, Usinsk, Syktyvkar, Kotlas. Main international destinations are Turkey, Egypt, Thailand, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Vietnam, Norway, Finland, Sweden.

South of Arkhangelsk lies Vaskovo Airport intended for local airlines. Flights are available to remote and hard-to-reach settlements of the Arkhangelsk Region and Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

Water Transport

The river Northern Dvina reaches the White Sea. This waterway links Arkhangelsk to major global shipping routes, which is a very important determinant within the whole country from both a policy and economic perspective. The length of the navigable channel within the city limits is 105.8 km.

Maritime navigation is performed throughout the year, river navigation – when the river is ice-free.

Along the banks, there are 52 passenger and cargo wharfs.

Water transport is widely used for local public and private shipments.

The average length of the navigation period in the port is 175 days.

In the territory of the port of Arkhangelsk there are three cargo areas:

outer ports of Ekonomia and Bakaritsa (commercial sea port) and a sea and river port (passenger).

The Open Joint Stock Company Arkhangelsk Commercial Seaport is the main base of the Open Joint Stock Company Northern Shipping Company. This point is the crossroads for marine shipments in the White, Barents and Kara Seas, as well as international shipments. Handling operations in the cargo areas of the commercial seaport are performed by the Open Joint Stock Company Arkhangelsk Commercial Seaport.


Mineral Reserve Base

In the zone of economic influence of Arkhangelsk there are substantial untapped reserves of natural resources demanded in the world markets: oil and gas, bauxite, titanium ore, gold, copper-nickel and lead-manganese ores, polymetals, manganese, basalt, diamonds.

Water resources

Arkhangelsk sits on both banks of the river Northern Dvina and on the islands in the delta, 40 km of the inflow into the White Sea.
The Northern Dvina delta starts near the central part of Arkhangelsk. In the delta, there are more than 150 arms. The largest of them is Maimaksa, which serves as a navigable passage of high capacity for seagoing ships.

Economic Indicators

14 917.5

Fixed asset investments, million roubles

17 710
Number of small and medium-sized businesses
43 194.3

Average nominal monthly wage of employees of large and medium enterprises and non-profit organisations, roubles

Mainstays of the economy

Timber industry
Energy industry
Mineral extraction
Mechanical engineering and metal working


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Director, Economic Development Department, Administration of the Municipality
163000, Russia, Arkhangelsk, Office 204, 5 Lenin Square
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