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Komi Republic

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Komi Republic is a region in Northwestern Russia, which borders Kirov Oblast to the southwest, Arkhangelsk Oblast to the west, Nenetsia to the north, Yamalia to the northeast, Khantia-Mansia to the east, Sverdlovsk Oblast to the southeast, and Perm Krai to the south.

Cities[edit]

Map of Komi Republic

  • 1 Syktyvkar — the capital and the only city in the region that qualifies as a tourist destination for its own sake
  • 2 Inta — a small city which housed one of the region's many gulags
  • 3 Pechora — a small city on the Pechora river; likely your base for exploring Yugyd Va
  • 4 Ukhta — a big industrial city centered around the nearby oilfields
  • 5 Usinsk — another oil city
  • 6 Vorkuta — a coal mining city in the tundra, which hosted one of the USSR's most notorious Stalin-era gulags, and has one of the closest airports to the beautiful but inhospitable polar Ural mountains

Other destinations[edit]

Virgin Komi forests

Understand[edit]

Yugyd Va National Park
Virgin Komi Forests

The Komi Republic is named for the Komi People, a Finno-Ugric group, who comprise a quarter of the region's population (ethnic Russians are the majority).

The region is of interest for two main reasons: its extensive and brutal gulag history and the beautiful mountain and forest areas in its east, most of all Yugyd Va National Park.

Talk[edit]

Most of the Komi People who live in the region speak Komi, a Finno-Ugric language closely related to Udmurt, but virtually all inhabitants of the Komi Republic are fluent in Russian.

Get in[edit]

Flights arrive to Syktyvkar from Moscow and Ufa. Trains arrive to Syktyvkar via Kotlas, Arkhangelsk Oblast.

Get around[edit]

Komiinteravia Airlines operate flights from Syktyvkar to other far-flung cities in the region.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • 1 Mt.Narodnaya. Climbing the highest top of the Ural Mountains Mount Narodnaya (Q1142817) on Wikidata

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Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

In the late summer, boats head north from Pechora to Naryan-Mar, the capital of Nenetsia.

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