Dear Investors!

The Leningrad Region is one of the most attractive regions for investors, and, in many respects, it is the result of open dialogue with businesses. In a number of investment ratings Leningrad region is among the leaders.

The existence of influential investors in the region is due to its huge economic potential. Moreover, it proves that we have created transparent and favorable conditions for work and business development.

We are anticipating other companies that will play a significant role in creating investment density within which every resident will observe positive changes in both the economy and the social sphere.

Governor of Leningrad Region
Alexander Drozdenko
  • Administrative center

    Saint Petersburg

  • Federal district


  • Distance to Moscow

    634 km

    Moscow—Saint Petersburg — 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Timezone


  • Population

    1776.00 million people

    5.30% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    85,9 thousand sq km


Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    692 798,60 billion
    ₽ 394 189 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 4 746,30 million
    $ 2 672,50 per person
  • Fixed investment

    178,78 million
    ₽ 101 019 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    4,50 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    64,10 %
  • Average cost of living

    6 984
  • Average monthly wage

    31 851
Gross Regional Product
GRP per capita
Foreign Direct Investment
Fixed investment
Fixed investment per capita
Unemployment rate
Average monthly wage
Percentage of profitable companies

Geographical location and climate

Largest cities



    96,33 K people



    79,89 K people


    Sosnovy Bor

    67,39 K people



  • Baltic Sea

Border countries

  • Finland
  • Estonia
Sunny days Average annual rainfall
72 662 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-8°С 18°С
Natural area
Mixed forest

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    568 million t
    700 million t
    555 million m³
  • Combustible resources

    Shale oil
    997 million t
    956 million t
  • Other resources

    Forest resources Gross area - 5593,9 thousand hectares; forest cover percent - 56%, total standing volume - 819,3 million m³. The region is one of the main areas that specializes in timber harvesting, woodworking and timber exporting in the northwestern Russia. Total area of forest in use is 3109,4 thousand hectares.

    Water resources The region has substantial water resource potential. The major rivers are the Neva, the Volkhov, the Svir, the Luga, the Vuoksa, the Syas. There are many lakes in the region (more than 1800), especially at the Karelian Isthmus. The Gulf of Finland stretches from west to east for 420 miles, its area is 29.5 thousand sq km. Salinity is low - 3.6% (dut to the large intake of water from the Neva river). Lakes Ladoga and Onega are the largest reservoirs of fresh water. Lake Ladoga is the biggest in Europe. Navigation is conducted through the Volga-Baltic Waterway, the White Sea-Baltic Sea and Saimaa Canals, Ladoga and Onega lakes, the rivers Neva, Svir et al. Sea ports - St. Petersburg, Vyborg; River ports - St. Petersburg, Schlisselburg, Sviritsa, Voznesenye, Podporozhe, Lodeynoye Pole.


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