Komi Republic

A semi-tundra terrain of the Polar part of Komi Republic

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

Other destinations

Virgin Komi forests

Understand

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

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

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

Get around

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

Do

Go next

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


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