Where is Murmansk?
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The city-port, the city-hero, the city in the vicinity of which you can see the northern lights and go skiing. This city is Murmansk. Next, we will tell you where Murmansk is and why you should get there at least once in your life.
Despite the fact that the city of Murmansk is located beyond the northern polar circle, sometimes in the administrative division it is referred to the North-Western region of Russia. It is located on the shore of the Kola Bay, which, in turn, belongs to the Barents Sea basin. Here warm and cold currents are combined, and therefore climatic features of Murmansk distinguish it from other cities of the north. There may be a positive temperature and even a thaw, while other regions suffer from severe frosts.
The distance between the city and the open sea is about 50 km, and the city itself stretches along the coast. But these places are too uneven in height. Sometimes there are even too high areas - hills. The highest is the nameless hill. Its height is over 300 m.The surroundings of Murmansk are rich in deciduous and coniferous forests, as well as lakes.
Many attractions of Murmansk correspond to a maritime or military theme. The huge monuments "Alyosha" and "Waiting" are illustrative examples that combine all the human feelings that war can cause in humans. Here and anguish of waiting, and pride for their country, and a belligerent attitude. But there are also more modern monuments, such as, for example, the monument to Cyril and Methodius, in whose honor thematic events are held in the city.