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St. Petersburg in Facts and Figures

Location:

  • Eastern Europe, the Eastern shore of the Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland)

Latitude:

  • 59 degrees 57' North

Longitude:

  • 30 degrees 19' East

Time Zone:

  • GMT +3, Eastern +8

Founded:

  • 16 (27) May, 1703

City's birthday:

  • celebrated each year on May 27

Population:

  • 5 million (as of October 2012)

How does St. Petersburg compare?

  • The most Northern city in the world with a population over 1 million

Area:

  • 1400 square kilometers

Main river:

  • Neva. The city is located in the delta of the Neva River on numerous islands, a fact which prompted some observers to call it "The City on 101 Islands"

Main natural phenomena:

Origin of the name:

  • Named in honor of St. Peter and not Peter the Great, the founder of the city.
  • The name can be translated as "The City of St. Peter". St. Petersburg, FL was named in honor of St. Petersburg, Russia by Russian-born railroad builder Piotr Dementyev (Peter Demens)

Name changes:
  • May, 1703 - August, 1914
  St. Petersburg
  • August, 1914 - February, 1924
Petrograd
  • February, 1924 - July, 1991
Leningrad
  • July, 1991 - Present
St. Petersburg

Nicknames:

  • "The Venice of the North"(referring to St. Petersburg's many rivers and canals)
  • "The Palmyra of the North"
  • "The Northern Capital of Russia" (referring to the centuries-old rivalry between St. Petersburg and Moscow)

Symbols:

  • the Angel with a Cross (weather-vane on top of the Peter and Paul Cathedral)
  • the Little Ship - Korablik (weather-vane on top of the Admiralty tower)

The Seal:

  • A sea anchor and a river anchor with a scepter - a symbol of royal power - on a red field.

Local government:

  • The Governor and the Governor's Office, The Legislative Assembly

Zoning:

  • 20 administrative districts, including satellite towns under St. Petersburg's jurisdiction

Main cultural attractions:

  • The Hermitage Museum
  • The Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theater
  • The Imperial palace and park ensemble at Peterhof

Airports:

  • Pulkovo-2 International
  • Pulkovo-1 Domestic

Sea port:

  • Passenger terminal on Vasilievsky Island

  

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