- Eastern Europe, the Eastern shore of the Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland)
- celebrated each year on May 27
- 5 million (as of October 2012)
How does St. Petersburg compare?
- The most Northern city in the world with a population over 1 million
- 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)
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- August, 1914 - February, 1924
- February, 1924 - July, 1991
- "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)
- 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)
- A sea anchor and a river anchor with a scepter - a symbol of royal power - on a red field.
- The Governor and the Governor's Office, The Legislative Assembly
- 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
- Pulkovo-2 International
- Pulkovo-1 Domestic
- Passenger terminal on Vasilievsky Island