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Kondopoga is a Russian city, the administrative center of the Kondopoga Region in Karelia Republic. It is located 46 km to the north of an Petrozavodsk.

With the population of 31 646 people (as of 2014), Kondopoga is the second largest city after Petrozavodsk in Karelia. It takes the area of 11 sq km.

The railway station Kondopoga stands on the line St. Petersburg Murmansk.

The city is located on the bank of the Kondopoga Bay of Lake Onega, to the northeast of the mouth of River Suna. It is 54 km away from Petrozavodsk.

Kondopoga is well-known as one of the most well-off cities in the Republic of Karelia. Thanks to the self-contained paper mill Kondopoga JSC the local administration managed to introduce a set of regional social benefits and privileges. The enterprise makes about one third of the newsprint of Russia.

Sights

⦁ The main scene of Kondopoga is the Palace of Arts reopened upon restoration in January, 2000. It boasts an organ by the German firm Rudolf Von Bekkerat.

⦁ The Museum of the Local Lore of the Kondopoga Region exhibits a collection of archeological finds, samples of marble, items of the Karelian life, historical photos and documents, paintings and graphic art works by Karelian artists.

⦁ The wooden Assumption Church built in 1774 and restored in 1927 and the 1950s can be visited on the bank of Lake Onega.

⦁ There are two carillions of 23 and 18 bells in Kondopoga. The carillions made in the Netherlandswere were set up in 2001.



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Kondopoga
  (Republic of Karelia)

Cities of the region

    Petrozavodsk
    Kizhi Island
    Belomorsk
    Kem
    Kostomuksha
    Segezha
    Sortavala
    Belomorsk
    Olonets


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