Krasnoyarsk Territory

General information

The Krasnoyarsk Territory is located in Central and Eastern Siberia and the north of the territory borders on the Kara and Laptev Seas.

The following parts of the region are located within the Arctic zone:

  • The city of Norilsk.
  • The Taimyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky and Turukhansky Districts.
  • Ten settlements in the Evenki District – Essey, Kislokan, Nidym, Surinda, Tutonchany, Tura, Uchami, Chirinda, Ekonda, and Yukta.

Administrative centre: Krasnoyarsk.

Population of the territory: approximately 2.8 million, including more than 237,000 in the Arctic zone.

Area of the territory: 2,366,800 km2.

Area of territories in the Arctic zone: 1,094 km2.

Time zone: UTC+7. The territory is 4 hours ahead of Moscow.



Aluminium, nickel, cobalt, copper, platinum, gold, and other metals are all produced in Norilsk.

Non-ferrous and ferrous metallurgy account for more

of the territory’s industrial products
Mining industry
More than 1,200 deposits of natural minerals are under development: lead, zinc, magnesites, gold, natural stone, non-metallic building materials, as well as oil, gas, and coal.

More than

deposits under development
The Krasnoyarsk Territory is home to Russia’s largest energy system in terms of the installed capacity of power plants.
23 HPPs
in operation with total power of
18,193.8 MW

Sightseeing attractions

Great Arctic State Nature Reserve

The largest reserve in Eurasia for the conservation and study of Arctic ecosystems in their natural state. Located on the Taimyr Peninsula, it includes 4.2 million hectares of protected territory. Tourist routes are available.

Putorana Plateau

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s northernmost plateau of volcanic origin covering an area of 2 million hectares. It is home to the highest waterfall in Eurasia – Talnikovy (482 metres).

Permafrost Museum in Igarka

The museum was established as an underground geocryological laboratory that studies the properties of Arctic soils. The underground part of the museum consists of a labyrinth at a depth of 7–10 metres. Its exhibits include historical documents frozen in permafrost and trees that are around 50,000 years old.