Pskov

Founded in: 903
Population: 203.281
Official website: www.pskovgorod.ru

Pskov is an ancient city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast. It is located in the northwest of Russia – only 20 kilometers from the Estonian border, and is part of the Northwestern economic district of the Russian Federation.
The name of the city was originally spelled Pleskov and means “The town of purling waters”.

The Pskov region has a population of about 840.000 and is considered as one of the most ecologically clean Russian regions.

The average summer temperature is is +17°C, and the average winter temperature is -7 °C. These temperature conditions allow the cultivation of all temperate-zone crops, such as wheat, corn, sunflowers, and sugar beets. The main agricultural sectors are flax growing, livestock farming, and production of vegetables and potatoes.
The region’s primary natural sources are wood, peat, and non-metallic building materials.

Pskov is an important transport junction for the entire Baltic region and has in that way developed into a trading centre of the Russian state.

The Administration has set an objective of attracting both Russian and foreign investments to the regional economy. In 2007 this resulted in 119 companies in the region with foreign participation – including Danish.
In 2011 the region sold goods for the amount of 14.1 billion roubles (electronics 4.6 billion, machinery 1.7 billion, provisions 3 billion, clothing 1 billion).
Pskov Region is Russia's largest producer of low-power electric motors for household appliances and computer-aided and mechanized facilities.

The region has strong agricultural, industrial, and scientific/technical potential, as well as great significance in the overall Russian division of specialization and is therefore a perfect Green Capacity pilot city.