As a municipal division, it is incorporated as Pechengsky Municipal District. It is located in the northwest of the oblast, on the coast of the Barents Sea (by the Rybachy Peninsula, which is a part of the district) and borders Finland in the south and southwest and Norway in the west, northwest, and north.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pechengsky (masculine), Pechengskaya (feminine), or Pechengskoye (neuter) may refer to: Pechengsky District (est. 1945), a district of Murmansk Oblast, Russia Pechengskoye Rural Community (1861–1866), a rural community of Kemsky Uyezd of Arkhangelsk Governorate, Russian Empire
As a municipal division, it is incorporated as Pechengsky Municipal District. It is located in the northwest of the oblast on the coast of the Barents Sea (by the Rybachy Peninsula, which is a part of the district) and borders with Finland in the south and southwest and with Norway in the west, northwest, and north.
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The Pechenga area has been indigenously inhabited by the Finnic Kvens and the Sami. The settlement was founded as the Pechenga Monastery in 1533 at the influx of the Pechenga River into the Barents Sea, 135 km west of modern Murmansk, by St. Tryphon of Pechenga, a monk from Novgorod. In 1533, the area became part of Russia.
Administratively, it is included into Pechengsky District of Murmansk Oblast and is within several hours of ride from Murmansk. Main occupations of the population are reindeer herding and (since 2003) petroleum drilling.
Nikel (Russian: Ни́кель, lit. nickel; Finnish: Nikkeli) is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) and the administrative center of Pechengsky District of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located on the shores of Lake Kuets-Yarvi 196 kilometers (122 mi) northwest of Murmansk and 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) from the Norwegian border on E105.
The Kola Superdeep Borehole is the result of a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union in the Pechengsky District, on the Kola Peninsula. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth's crust. With a depth of 12,262 metres, it has been since 1989 the deepest artificial point on Earth. Drilling began on 24 May 1970 using the Uralmash-4E, and later the Uralmash-15000 series drilling rig. Boreholes were drilled by branching from a central hole. The deepest, SG-3, reached