About the Region

Leningrad region is a subject of the Russian Federation located in the North-West of the European part of the country.

The area of Leningrad region is 83,900 square km.
The population of Leningrad region is over 1.8 million people.
The labour force of the region is about 1 million people.

Leningrad region has borders with Finland and Estonia, as well as with five subjects of the Russian Federation: Novgorod region, Pskov region, Vologda region, the Republic of Karelia and Saint Petersburg.

The region has a developed network of road and rail transport and access to the Baltic Sea through the Gulf of Finland which provides favourable conditions for development of large sea ports. There are 4 sea ports in Leningrad region: Primorsk, Vysotsk, Vyborg, Ust-Luga.

Leningrad region together with Saint Petersburg is the second largest consumer market in Russia and one of the largest markets in Europe, the total population of the agglomeration is around 7.1 million people, or 5% of the population in Russia.

For many years Leningrad region stays one of the leaders of Northwestern federal district in terms of economic development.

Investment projects in the region are being implemented in the following industries: chemical and food industry, production of construction materials, timber industry, mechanical engineering, metallurgical industry, automotive industry, transport and logistics.

Advantages of investing and developing business in Leningrad region:
  1. Effective support measures for investors; 
  2. Transport accessibility; 
  3. Favourable geographical location; 
  4. Second largest market in Russia;
  5. Access to skilled labour force.

More detailed information about investment attractiveness of Leningrad region, its advantages, investment policy and measures of government support is available at the investment portal of Leningrad region (lenoblinvest.ru).