Pechenga

Pechenga

[puh-cheng-guh; Russian pyi-chyen-guh]
noun
a village in the NW Russian Federation, on the Arctic Ocean W of Murmansk: ice-free all year; ceded by Finland 1944.
Finnish Petsamo.
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Pechenga (ˈpɛtʃiŋɡə)
 
n
Former name: Petsamo a region of NW Russia, a former territory of N Finland, ceded by Soviet Russia to Finland in 1920 and taken back in 1944

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pechenga

town, Murmansk oblast (province), northwestern Russia. It lies at the head of Pechenga Bay on the Barents Sea coast. Dating from the 16th century, the town was in northern Finland between 1919 and 1940 and was the terminus of the Arctic Highway from the Gulf of Bothnia. It is linked by rail to Murmansk, but its port functions, especially for the adjacent copper- and nickel-mining area, have largely been usurped by its outport of Liinakhamari. Pop. (1991 est.) 2,700.

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