What is the Barents Region?
The Barents Region consists of northernmost parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and North-West Russia. Sometimes the area is also referred as the Euro-Arctic Region. The geographical area covers 1,75 million km² with over 5 million people. About 75% of the territory is located in Russia.
Several indigenous peoples inhabit the Barents: Saami in all four Barents countries, Nenets and Veps on the Russian side.