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is a town in the Komi Republic
The Komi Republic is a federal subject of Russia .-Geography:The republic is situated to the west of the Ural mountains, in the north-east of the East European Plain...
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...
, situated on the Pechora River
The Pechora River is a river in northwest Russia which flows north into the Arctic Ocean on the west side of the Ural Mountains. It lies mostly in the Komi Republic but the northernmost part crosses the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. It is 1,809 km long and its basin is 322,000 square kilometers...
, near the northern Ural Mountains
The Ural Mountains , or simply the Urals, are a mountain range that runs approximately from north to south through western Russia, from the coast of the Arctic Ocean to the Ural River and northwestern Kazakhstan. Their eastern side is usually considered the natural boundary between Europe and Asia...
It is served by Pechora Airport
Pechora Airport is an airport in Komi, Russia, located 5 km southwest of Pechora. It accommodates small transports. It should not be confused with the larger Pechora Kamenka air base....
and is affiliated with the nearby Pechora Kamenka
Pechora Kamenka is an air base in Komi Republic, Russia located 27 km west of Pechora. It is a medium-size bomber base, with about 12 hardstands and small tarmacs. It is home to 144 OAPDRLO which operated the Beriev A-50 Airborne Early Warning aircraft starting 1989 ....
military air base.
It was granted town status in 1949.