10 fastest growing cities in Russia

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While some Russian cities are rapidly losing population, others are experiencing an increase in population, infrastructure and business activity. This can happen for a number of reasons, but most often it is about the level of wages, the presence of promising educational institutions, local production, jobs and the quality of life in general. Cities, which have all the conditions for comfortable living, are attracting more and more residents who come, as a rule, from less developed settlements. We bring to your attention ten Russian cities that are growing at a tremendous pace and will obviously continue to grow in the coming years.

Top 10 fastest growing cities in Russia

Nomination a place Town Population
Top 10 fastest growing cities in Russia 10 Tyumen 788 thousand people
9 Saratov 842 thousand people
8 Nizhnekamsk 237 thousand people
7 Izhevsk 649 thousand people
6 Engels 226 thousand people
5 Syktyvkar 245 thousand people
4 Abakan 186 thousand people
3 Stavropol 434 thousand people
2 Belgorod 392 thousand people
1 Krasnodar 918 thousand people

Tyumen

Rating: 4.1

Tyumen

Siberian fast-growing city with a population of over 788 thousand people is quite developed economically. The main source of its financial stability is the extraction of petroleum products and the oil and gas industry. Tyumen is attractive to businessmen investing in new businesses or retail outlets due to the availability of well-paid jobs and, as a consequence, high purchasing power.

The city also thrives in other spheres of life – it has developed medicine, a considerable number of universities and the popularity of sports is growing. The largest percentage of the population is made up of active young people aged 30-35. One of the reasons for this is that the Tyumen city authorities contribute to the creation of comfortable conditions for the resettlement and employment of young people.

Saratov

Rating: 4.2

Saratov

A dynamic and steadily developing city of the Volga region, a large industrial, educational and research center. The population of Saratov today has reached almost 842 thousand people. In addition to a large number of machine-building enterprises and a powerful agricultural potential, the region also produces about 1.5 million tons of oil and 1.2 billion cubic meters of gas annually. The city has a favorable climatic and territorial location and is an important transport hub.

There are over a dozen higher educational institutions in Saratov, including Saratov State University, one of the oldest universities in Russia. The city is convenient for living thanks to its modern infrastructure and the availability of places for family and youth leisure.

Nizhnekamsk

Rating: 4.3

Nizhnekamsk

Nizhnekamsk is one of the largest cities in the Republic of Tatarstan, its population exceeds 237 thousand people. Here are the enterprises of the company “Nizhnekamskneftkhim”, which supplies its products to over a hundred different countries of the world. The city has a thriving energy industry and an expansion of goods and services.

The turbulent petrochemical industry of Nizhnekamsk in the early 1980s led to a deterioration of the environmental situation in the region. However, at present, an active fight against environmental pollution is being carried out, industrial facilities are being modernized, cleaning facilities are being built, and the territory is being landscaped.

Izhevsk

Rating: 4.4

Izhevsk

The capital of the Udmurt Republic is one of the twenty largest cities in Russia, its population is about 649 thousand people. The city has oil refining, metallurgical and machine-building enterprises. But most importantly, the country's largest military-industrial complex is located here. The world-famous Kalashnikov concern produces military weapons and equipment to meet the needs of the army and police, and also produces various civilian weapons. In total, almost a third of the working population is involved in the industrial sector. The high level of economy and purchasing power has made the city attractive to investors, thanks to which a number of projects are being implemented, the largest in the field of housing construction.

Izhevsk has a well-developed public transport system, in addition, it is one of the five leaders in terms of the number of shopping centers per thousand people. The city's cultural life is represented by theaters and entertainment venues.

Engels

Rating: 4.5

Engels

A fast-growing city in the Saratov region with a population of 226 thousand people has a regular population growth of about 2% every year. Despite its relatively small size, it is quite active, with a large number of young people and people of the middle age category. The proximity to the regional center, the affordability of housing and the availability of jobs contributed to the rapid development of Engels.

The city has a large number of industrial enterprises, the largest of which is a machine-building plant. Also, the food industry plays an important role in the regional economy. In addition, Engels provides opportunities in the educational and cultural sphere, there are several universities, an operetta theater, and art galleries.

Syktyvkar

Rating: 4.6

Syktyvkar

Syktyvkar is the capital of the Komi Republic and a large industrial center. The city is home to 245 thousand people and a fairly large part of them are involved in enterprises for the manufacture of woodworking and pulp and paper products. The largest is Mondi Syktyvkar LPK. There is also a plant for the production of wooden houses and the main distillery in Komi. The trade sphere is also well developed; there are more than enough shopping centers and chain stores in the city.

Although Syktyvkar is far from a megalopolis, the sphere of culture and education is also at a sufficiently high level in it, which makes it the main cultural center of the republic. There is an opera and ballet theater, a drama theater, the National Museum and about ten educational institutions, including branches.

Abakan

Rating: 4.7

Abakan

More than 186 thousand people now live in the capital of Khakassia, the city has a high birth rate and a large number of centenarians. The population is growing and due to migration, as a rule, residents of Khakassia, various regions of Siberia, as well as foreigners from Central Asia move here. Abakan is growing rapidly in terms of enterprises, energy and light industry are well developed here. The presence of a large number of jobs and a favorable climate for small and medium-sized businesses make it attractive to investors.

Abakan is the cultural center of the republic; theaters, museums, sports institutions operate on the territory of the city. The field of education is represented by a number of universities and branches.

Stavropol

Rating: 4.8

Stavropol

The population of Stavropol has been demonstrating a stable 2% growth every year for a long time. At the moment, its number is about 434 thousand people. The city is an important transport hub of national importance; it also has two international airports. Its financial well-being is based mainly on the food and petrochemical industries, as well as machine-building enterprises. In Stavropol, favorable conditions have been created for the development of small businesses; the city authorities have even implemented a special program to support start-up entrepreneurs.

The city is rich in educational institutions, there are more than thirty universities alone. The main ones are the Medical and Agricultural University. Several years ago, Stavropol was awarded the title of the most convenient city for life in Russia. In addition to excellent infrastructure, it boasts two theaters, six museums, and many cultural and entertainment venues of various kinds.

Belgorod

Rating: 4.9

Belgorod

Belgorod is known as one of the most economically stable, comfortable and clean cities in Russia. The population in it exceeds 392 thousand people, the constant growth of demography is due to both living conditions in the city and the ongoing project to support large families. Of the industry, the construction industry plays a leading role; there are also mechanical engineering and radio electronics enterprises. The unemployment rate has not risen above two percent for several years.

In Belgorod, not only the economy is developed, but also other spheres that affect the well-being of citizens and investment attractiveness. There are over ten museums as well as theaters and sports facilities. There are six higher educational institutions to choose from for students.

Krasnodar

Rating: 5.0

Krasnodar

The Kuban city has repeatedly been recognized as the most attractive for retailers; small and medium-sized businesses account for a significant part of its economy. In total, more than 95 thousand business entities are registered, which is a fairly large indicator for a settlement with 918 thousand people. Also, a significant number of jobs are provided by large enterprises of the food and processing industry.

Krasnodar has a well-developed public transport network, the general level of infrastructure also remains at its best. The city authorities support the program of cultural and sports development, as well as various social programs. The city has dozens of museums, eight concert halls and its own circus. A favorable business climate and openness to foreign investors have contributed to the fact that Krasnodar is considered one of the most promising cities in Russia in terms of investment.


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