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Zapolyarny, Murmansk Oblast

human settlement in Pechengsky District, Murmansk Oblast, Russia

Zapolyarny (Russian: Заполя́рный) is a town in the Pechengsky District of northern Murmansk Oblast. It is about 103 kilometers (64 miles) away from the administrative centre of Murmansk. In 2010, the population was 15,825 people.[1]

The area was owned by Finland between 1920 and 1944. The town was founded in 1956 as Zhdanovsk.

Zapolyarny is the closest settlement to the Koshka Yavr air base.


  1. "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1". Russian Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 20 October 2017.

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