Main competitive advantages of the Republic of Karelia

Tourist and cultural potential

Main competitive advantages of the Republic of Karelia

Rich bio resources

Main competitive advantages of the Republic of Karelia

Rich nature and resource potential

Main competitive advantages of the Republic of Karelia

Industrial and investment potential

Main competitive advantages of the Republic of Karelia

Geographical location

Main competitive advantages of the Republic of Karelia

Educational potential

Brief Investment Passport of the
Republic of Karelia

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).