Teenagers playing basket in central Murmansk. Photo: Thomas Nilsen

Murmansk region population down by 56,500 last ten year

The Murmansk region now has a population of 738,900 people, down 2,500 since January 1 and down massively 56,500 in the course of the last ten years.
August 24, 2020


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.


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