The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

Arkhangelsk Province


Provincial town: Arkhangelsk
Area (sq miles): 330,399
Population: 253,000
Population density: 0.8 people per square mile
Towns: 8


Internal and external trade are extremely significant.
The climate is cold and healthful.
The Novodvinskaia fortress was built by Peter I in 1701; the town of Arkhangelsk was founded in 1637.

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