Murmansk region population down by 56,500 last ten year
According to State Statistics for the Murmansk Region, people continue to move away from the Kola Peninsula. Additional to people moving away, the number of newborn go down and deaths are rising, the statistics show.
Murmansk region, though, is still Russia’s most densely populated Arctic region.
2,500 less people in a half-year period indicates the linear trend seen over the last ten years. As of the 2010 Census, Murmansk Oblast population was 795,409.
In Soviet times, more than one million people lived on the Kola Peninsula.