Tourist and cultural potential
Rich bio resources
Rich nature and resource potential
Industrial and investment potential
AREA: 180,500 km2.
GEOGRAPHY: transit, border region, connects the center with the Russian ice-free northern port of Murmansk through Finland - with European countries. White Sea-Baltic Canal connects the Baltic Sea and the White Sea.
INFRASTRUCTURE: 13 customs posts, 5 of them - directly at the checkpoints. There are 3 international automobile check points, 2 international rail crossing points, 2 points simplified road crossing, international air checkpoint "Petrozavodsk".
POPULATION: 629,900 people.
Economy of the Republic of Karelia is based on processing of local natural resources (wood and minerals), use of tourist and recreational potential and beneficial economical and geographical border location..
The basis of industry in the Republic of Karelia is comprised of wood and mining complexes, machine building and metallurgy, energy production, agricultural complex (including food industry).