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    Data visualization

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    Patchwork nation

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    Patchwork Barents

    Focused reporting from field-based teams, tapping the best of local knowledge and the innovative application of information technology


Recent blogs

  • ArishaUl Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Passenger flows in airports, located in Northern Norway, totaled 6.7 million people in 2014. This is the highest rate in the entire Barents Region.

    The highest number of passengers, 3 million, was served by airports in Troms County, followed by Nordland County, which served 2.6 million people. The lowest passenger traffic in Northern Norway was registered in Finnmark County – 1.2 million people, shows data from Patchwork Barents. 

  • Birgitte Wisur Olsen Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Northern Russian woman may retire already at 50, but for some this is pure theory.

    Russians have by far the lowest retirement age in the Barents Region, and also the lowest pensions. According to statistics published by Patchwork Barents the annual average pension in Finnmark, Norway, was 35,303 USD, and in Murmansk Oblast, Russia, 4,874 USD in 2012. The regional statistics also show a major gap in the average retirement age, a seventeen-year difference.