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Inhabited locality[1]
Landscape of Poyakonda
Landscape of Poyakonda
Location of Poyakonda
Poyakonda is located in Russia
Location of Poyakonda
Poyakonda is located in Murmansk Oblast
Poyakonda (Murmansk Oblast)
Coordinates: 66°35′38″N 32°48′56″E / 66.59389°N 32.81556°E / 66.59389; 32.81556Coordinates: 66°35′38″N 32°48′56″E / 66.59389°N 32.81556°E / 66.59389; 32.81556
Federal subjectMurmansk Oblast[1]
Administrative districtKandalakshsky District[1]
 • Total78
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[3])
Postal code(s)[4]
Dialing code(s)+7 81533[5]
OKTMO ID47608158116

Poyakonda (Russian: Пояконда) is the rural locality (an inhabited locality) in Kandalakshsky District of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located beyond the Arctic Circle at a height of 6 meters (20 ft) above sea level.

On November 17, 1987, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR decreed to transfer the settlement of the railway station of Poyakonda from Tedinsky Selsoviet of Loukhsky District of the Karelian ASSR to Murmansk Oblast.[6] By the Decision of the Murmansk Oblast Executive Committee of January 20, 1988, the settlement was merged with the inhabited locality of Poyakonda on the territory in jurisdiction of the town of Kandalaksha.[6] The transfer marked the only time the external borders of Murmansk Oblast changed between 1947 and present.

As February 2018, the hamlet had 50 residents, most working at the White Sea Biological Station bioscience research facility run by the Moscow State University on the White Sea coast. In December 2017, Russian Railways removed the railway station from their Murmansk-St. Petersburg service. Services were resumed when it was realised a 14 year old girl relied on the service to travel to school, which came to international attention.[7][8][9][10]



  1. ^ a b c OKATO, Part 2. Code 47 408 558
  2. ^ Статистический сборник Численность, размещение и возрастно-половой состав населения Мурманской области. Итоги Всероссийской переписи населения. Том 1. 2012 Archived December 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine / Федеральная служба государственной статистики, Территориальный орган Федеральной службы государственной статистики по Мурманской области. Мурманск, 2012 — 75 с.
  3. ^ "Об исчислении времени". Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации (in Russian). June 3, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Russian Post. Эталонный справочник индексов объектов почтовой связи (in Russian)
  5. ^ Народная энциклопедия городов и регионов России «Мой Город» (in Russian)
  6. ^ a b Administrative-Territorial Division of Murmansk Oblast, p. 58
  7. ^ Shevchenko, Vitaly; Allen, Kerry (February 9, 2018). "Train introduces stop for single schoolgirl". BBC News. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Special Delivery: Trains Now Stop in Russian Northern Wilderness for One Girl". Sputnik News. February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Train goes the extra mile for lone Russian schoolgirl at remote station". TASS. February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "14-Jährige bekommt ihren eigenen Zug-Stopp". 20 Minuten (in German). February 12, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.


  • Архивный отдел Администрации Мурманской области. Государственный Архив Мурманской области. (1995). Административно-территориальное деление Мурманской области (1920–1993 гг.). Справочник. Мурманск: Мурманское издательско-полиграфическое предприятие "Север".

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