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Apatity (English)
Апатиты (Russian)
—  Inhabited locality  —
Apatity and Khibiny mountains.JPG
Apatity and Khibiny mountains
Map of Russia - Murmansk Oblast (2008-03).svg
Location of Murmansk Oblast on the map of Russia
Apatity is located in Murmansk Oblast
Location of Apatity on the map of Murmansk Oblast
Coordinates: 67°34′N 33°23′E / 67.567°N 33.383°E / 67.567; 33.383Coordinates: 67°34′N 33°23′E / 67.567°N 33.383°E / 67.567; 33.383
Coat of Arms of Apatity (Murmansk oblast) (1973).png
Coat of arms
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Murmansk Oblast
In administrative jurisdiction of Murmansk Oblast
Municipal status
Municipal Status Urban okrug
Mayor Mikhail Vasilyevich Antonov
Population (2002 Census) 62,226 inhabitants[1]
Rank 248
Time zone MSK/MSD (UTC+3/+4)
Founded 1926
Postal code(s) 184209
Dialing code(s) +7 +7 81555
Official website

Apatity (Russian: Апати́ты, pronounced [əpʌˈtʲitɨ]; literally means apatites) is a town in Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located between Lake Imandra and Khibiny Massif some 23 km west of Kirovsk. Population: 63,300 (2005 est.); 64,405 (2002 Census); 40,700 (1968).

Apatity station was built in 1926 and the settlement of Apatity was founded in 1935. Apatity was granted town status in 1966. It was named after one of its most abundant natural resources in the area, apatite, the raw mineral used in the production of phosphorus mineral fertilizers. The town is located along the Murmansk Railway, 185 km south of Murmansk

The joint civilian-military Kirovsk Apatity airport is located some 15 km southeast of the city.



The main employer of Apatity is the joint stock company "Apatit", the largest mining and concentrating enterprise in Europe and Russia. Other employers include the Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Science and various state and private enterprises.


  • Museum of Investigation and Development History of the European North of Russia (International Cultural Centre of KSC RAS);
  • Museum of regional studies and history (municipal);
  • Geological museum (KSC RAS);
  • Mineralogical museum (The Institute of Geology KSC RAS)

Demographic evolution


  • 1939: 4.000
  • 1959: 15.200
  • 1970: 45.600
  • 1989: 88.000
  • 2002: 64.405
  • 2006: 62.900

Famous People

International relations


Twin towns — Sister cities

Apatity is twinned with:


External links

Coordinates: 67°34′N 33°24′E / 67.567°N 33.4°E / 67.567; 33.4


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