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Severomorsk

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Description of Severomorsk

Severomorsk (literally North Sea) - a city in the Murmansk region of Russia, the center of the same name of the city district-CATU. The city is located on the Kola Peninsula, 25 km north-east of Murmansk. It is an important seaport on the east coast of the non-freezing Kola Bay of the Barents Sea. It is connected to the Murmansk railway line and the motorway. Severomorsk is the main naval base of the Northern Fleet of Russia. It is the sixth largest city in the northern Arctic Circle. Population - 52,255 people. (2018).

 

 

 

Geographical position
Severomorsk is located on the Kola Peninsula beyond the Arctic Circle, in the zone of permafrost, on the rocky eastern coast of the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, on the shores of the Varlamov and Vaenga rivers.

Climate
The climate is moderately cold, sea, with a relatively mild winter and cool summer. The average January temperature is -8 ° C, July-12 ° C. Precipitations are about - 800 mm per year.

 

History
The first settlement arose on the site of the present city in 1896-1897. The settlers were engaged in hunting, fishing and cattle breeding. In 1917 only 13 people lived in the settlement. The settlement was named after the river - Vaenga. This name, in turn, originated from the Sami word "waiongg" - the female deer, vazhenka.

 

 

 


 

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Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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