Where is St. Petersburg?

Elena Melnichenko
Elena Melnichenko
April 24, 2015
Where is St. Petersburg?

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Where is St. Petersburg?

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St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a unique historical city, which throughout its history has had several names: Petrograd, Leningrad. At the moment, people know him as St. Petersburg.

Location of St. Petersburg

The Russian city of St. Petersburg is located in the northwestern part of the country. No wonder it is called the northern capital. This name helps to understand exactly where the region and the city itself are located on the map of the Russian Federation.

St. Petersburg has a unique geographical location. The city is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland and at the mouth of the Neva River. Coordinates of the city (Central District) - 59 ° 93 ′ with. sh. 30 ° 35 ′ in. d.

Peter (as St. Petersburg is informally called) is located within the limits of the Prinevskaya lowland. It stretches for 90 km from the south-east to north-west. The structure of St. Petersburg includes the coast of the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland, the mouth of the Neva and the islands of the Neva Delta.

The city center rises above sea level from one to five meters. The northern side of St. Petersburg is from five to thirty meters, and the south-western side of the city rises above the sea in the range of 5-22 meters.

Remoteness of the city of St. Petersburg from the capital of Russia - Moscow - is 696 km. Near the city is Finland. The nearest point of this country is the city of Lappeenranta. Its distance from St. Petersburg is 211 km.

Due to its unique location, the climate of the city passes smoothly from temperate continental to temperate maritime.

St. Petersburg is a very interesting city, which has many attractions. If you have such an opportunity, then visit it necessarily.